Isaiah 6:8

8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Fried Green Tomatoes

One of the things I have acquired a taste for in the South is fried green tomatoes.  I did not grow up eating them but have discovered their tastiness in the past few years and before I left for Canada was given some green tomatoes which I am planning to cook tonight.  I love summer time when all the fruits and veggies are fresh.  I could so be a vegetarian in the summer.  My grandmother, on my dad's side made fried green tomatoes when I was a kid and I never ate them....they looked nasty to me then.  I wish I could apologize to her today....but somehow I think she knows my eating pallete has changed and is laughing her head off.  I found her recipe for them when I was cleaning out my parent's house.  I thought I would give them a try and decided to share this with you guys.  Down here in the south when you eat a meal like this....you must of course be sure to include the table wine of the south - a big ole glass of sweet tea (I drink my tea unsweet).

Grandma Sasser's Fried Green Tomatoes

Ingredients
  • 4 large green tomatoes
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 2 teaspoons salt ( I use sea salt)
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  •  vegetable oil for frying

Directions

  1. Slice tomatoes 1/2 inch thick. Discard the ends.
  2. Whisk eggs and milk together in a medium-size bowl. Scoop flour onto a plate. Mix cornmeal,  salt and pepper on another plate. Dip tomatoes into flour to coat. Then dip the tomatoes into milk and egg mixture.
  3. In a large skillet, pour vegetable oil (enough so that there is 1" inch of oil in the pan) and heat over a medium heat. Place tomatoes into the frying pan in batches of 4 or 5, depending on the size of your skillet. Do not crowd the tomatoes, they should not touch each other. When the tomatoes are browned, flip and fry them on the other side. Drain them on paper towels. I am telling you....this is heaven on a plate. 

3 comments:

Linda Jackson said...

I absolutely hated fried green tomatoes when I was a kid, too. And we had them in abundance!!!

Now I love them but rarely get to have any. :(

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Thank you. I have never had fried green tomatoes. I was just reading about them on another blog.

Mary said...

YUM!!!! They are good! I've never gotten the hang of frying, though. The breading always falls off.