April 8, 2008

Fried Green Tomatoes


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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28 comments:

  1. Yummo! It sounds easy enough, I will give it a try this week!

    Thanks for recipe!

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  2. You and your cayenne! =)

    Maybe I'll try these using our GF flour mix. I bet they would be yummy!! (esp in my cast iron skillet)

    Lori

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  3. I am craving these now...I like to dip them in ranch dressing.

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  4. Sounds good, but then again, I like anything fried in oil. ; )

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  5. Yum! Those look so good! I've never had Fried Green Tomatoes, but I like everything fried, so I'm sure I'd like those! :) I'll have to give it a try! Oh, and I think it's so cute that you're eating them for breakfast!

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  6. I love fried green tomatoes. Where do you find green tomatoes this time of the year?

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  7. Yum.
    When we were on our honeymoon, we stopped at Great-Grandpas and made fried chicken and fried green tomatoes (from his garden!) and corn on the cob and my husband still speaks about that meal, wistfully, as being the best meal he ever ate.

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  8. Steph:
    They look delicious! You'll have to fry me up some when I get up there next month!
    Love,
    Aunt Diane

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  9. Can you believe I've never had even one little nibble of a friend green tomato? Looks and sounds yummy, though.

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  10. Yum-o! I live just a couple of miles away from the Whistlestop Cafe (you know the one from the movie Fried Green Tomatoes)... but it's been ages since I went & got me some from there!

    Now that it's Farmer's Market season again, I'm sure I'll be making my own soon. Thanks for sharing how you make them!

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  11. Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words . . . but I'll take that description over the picture any day. You made them sound pretty darn tasty. Okay, I gotta go eat something.

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  12. OH man I can smell them from here!

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  13. I would love to give those a try--I've always been curious how they'd taste.

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  14. Your mom made these before and they are really good!

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  15. Ohhh. I want some of these so bad.

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  16. Interesting. I can honestly say I've never had fried green tomatoes, or that they sound all that appetizing. This may be a real dumb question, but where are you getting these"green tomatoes?"

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  17. Mmmm...I dispise tomotoes, but I will eat Fried Green ones! Yummmmmmmy...dipped in ranch...oh to die for!

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  18. LOL! You actually did make them and take a pic!!

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  19. Yummmm! I love some fried green tomatoes!!!!

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  20. mmm- fried green tomatoes! I used to use Mrs. Dash and flour. Cayenne sounds like a much better idea. Oh- and I LOVE that belly shot. It's beautiful.

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  21. On the Biggest Loser they had this famous cook, whose name I can't remember, revise the recipe to create a low cal version of a high cal dish and he substituted regular flour with a chickpea flour. I've never heard of it before but I definitely will check it out at Vitamin Cottage.

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  22. yum! tastes way better than it looks!

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  23. You made some! Good for you! Fed those cravings.... Happy baby days!

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  24. I love these! My Grandpa spent a large part of his childhood down in Florida and these were huge down there. He passed away in September but I made them at least once a week for him last summer fresh from the garden! Your recipe brings back so many fond memories. Thanks!

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  25. I love fried green tomatoes! I think you've just sparked a craving. :-)

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  26. I have yet to try some fried green tomatoes.

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