Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Fried Green Tomatoes


When those first green tomatoes appear I have to control myself...

I want to make fried green tomatoes, but...


 I also want to let those tomatoes get ripe!
What's a woman to do?



We have had fried green tomatoes a few times this year, while allowing plenty to ripen in the garden.

There are many fancy ways to create fried green tomatoes, but I want to share with you a simple, yet delicious way to make them. 


In a deep frying pan, add about half an inch of vegetable oil.
Heat over medium high heat..
In a shallow dish, combine some flour, salt and pepper.
Rinse and dry the green tomatoes.
Cut off the top of the tomato.
Slice (I like mine a little on the thick side).
Coat the tomato slices in the flour mixture, making sure to coat both sides.
Fry in oil for a few minutes on each side, until desired browness.
(We like ours well done on the outside and moist on the inside).
Drain on a paper towel.
Eat warm.
That's it!
Using just a few ingredients lets the true flavor of the green tomato come through in every delicious bite. 


If you have never made fried green tomatoes, I do hope you try this.
It's a delicacy!

29 comments:

  1. They look delicious! It's so nice have such flavorful tomatoes again!

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    1. Thanks Vickie! Nothing like a fresh tomato...

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  2. I don't fry much, but this just looks too good to pass up! And so easy. Enjoy all of your tomatoes, green or ripened!

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    1. I understand about the frying, but they are sooo good ;-)

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  3. O, I love these better than anything but...being a city girl, I can never find green tomatoes. Hubby is in the process of building a small greenhouse so maybe I can raise a few tomato plants and catch some of the green ones. I'll sure use your recipe, too.

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  4. yummy, I know what will be on our supper place tonight. Have a amazing day. Teresa

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  5. This looks good! I am patiently waiting for mu big tomatoes to ripen on the vine but it looks like the chipmunks are finding it hard not to take a bite on those big and shinny tomatoes. I will try this one for appetizer. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. We had problems with deer taking bites last year...we now have a fence around the garden.

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  6. i've never had them before but they do look intriguing!

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    1. They are delicious! Give 'em a try...

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  7. They do look good but I have never tried them. Thanks for sharing, enjoy your day!

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  8. One of my favorite veggies anyway they are prepared. I have ad them both ways and loved them.

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  9. I love fried green tomatoes, but rarely make them as the hubby doesn't care for them. Bummer. Your photos are making me hungry for them!

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  10. I'm guessing the hint of the tomato cage is your fence this week. - It's doing a good job holding up all those green tomatoes. - I don't think I've ever eaten a fried green tomato in my life but I did watch the movie by that name. We've been eating lots of ripe red tomatoes from a local produce stand and they've been delicious.

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  11. Your fried green tomatoes look delish, LL!! My husband's had them before, he loves fresh tomatoes! I've never had them, but have been wanting to try and make them for us! Do you eat them by themselves or dip them in something? Pinned ~CB

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    1. I usually eat them plain because they are delicious on their own. I have tried them with fresh salsa and that was a nice compliment. I hope you try them CB.

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  12. Those fried green tomatoes look absolutely scrumptious!

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  13. I do love fried green tomatoes. We eat them like this, but I also like to cube them and use cornmeal....YUM!

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  14. Born and raised in the South I have eaten some wonderful Fried Green Tomatoes but never have I enjoyed them more when I ordered them as an appetizer at the Cypress Inn on the Black Water River in Tuscaloosa, AL. Loved the addition of the Feta cheese.

    Here is the recipe:

    THE CYPRESS INN'S
    FRIED GREEN TOMATOES
    WITH MEMPHIS DRESSING

    EGG WASH
    2 whole eggs
    1/2 cup butter milk

    Whisk eggs and milk together.

    BREADING
    1 cup white cornmeal
    1/4 cup yellow cornmeal
    1/4 cup all-purpose flour
    1 tablespoon salt
    1/2 teaspoon pepper
    Pinch cayenne pepper

    Mix all ingredients together.

    FRIED GREEN TOMATOES
    3 slices green tomatoes, sliced 1/4-inch thick
    Dip green tomato slices into egg wash and dredge in breading.

    Deep fry tomato slices in hot oil (370 degrees F) until crispy and
    brown -- about 3 to 4 minutes.

    Remove from oil and let drain on paper towels.

    MEMPHIS DRESSING
    1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
    2 cups mayonnaise
    2 ounces chili sauce
    2 pepperoncini, diced
    1/2 teaspoon pepperoncini juice
    Pinch white pepper
    1 tablespoon capers, chopped
    1 tablespoon feta cheese, crumbled

    Whisk together all ingredients except feta cheese and chill for 1
    hour.

    Place fried green tomatoes on plate with Memphis dressing.

    Garnish with feta cheese.

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    1. Sounds delicious. I love the idea of using buttermilk. Thanks for sharing your favorite fried green tomato recipe.

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  15. Very nice dish and superb photo {hard to photograph foods without messing-up the color, so congrats)!

    Have a Happy Friday and a Great Weekend!
    Peace :)

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    1. Thank you. I love photography but still have so much to learn.

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  16. Hi Lori,
    As a child my Mother would make fried tomatoes but she didn't make them green - they were pretty firm but were partly ripen and we absolutely loved them - she could never make enough for us. Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays. Pinned & twitted.

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    1. I have made them when they are just starting to turn red also...both are delicious. Bringing back great childhood memories is awesome!

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  17. These sound delicious...I'll have to try them now!

    Thanks for linking up with Green Thumb Thursday. I hope to see you back this week!

    Lisa

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