Food is not easy to photograph and Fried Green Tomatoes are probably the worst to take a picture of, but if you could just imagine the crispy outside and juicy middle... yum!
I am not really a "measurer" when it comes to my recipes so here's how I make Fried Green Tomatoes:
Slice green tomatoes (the greener the better) about a 1/2 inch thick and sprinkle with salt.
In a small bowl I put about a 1/2 cup of flour and sprinkle it generously with cayenne pepper and salt. If you don't like spicy, then use less cayenne. I like to use enough that I can see the red flecks when mixed with the flour. In a separate bowl I put a little rice milk- just enough to dip the tomatoes in and then dip them into the flour mixture. Cook in a large frying pan with olive oil, about 4 minutes or so on each side (I like them really crispy so I cook them longer). Add oil as needed so that there is always oil around them in the pan. I also add a little bit of the flour mixture to them while they're in the pan, too.
I like mine just as they are, but some fried green tomato eaters like dipping sauce. My Aunt Diane in Louisiana makes a cajun-style sauce with mayo, ketchup, worcestershire, and Tony's Seasoning.
I eat mine with with a fork and actually am having some for breakfast as I type. Mmmm...
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