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Perfect Fried Green Tomatoes

A lot of folks are privileged to have gardens. I love reading my fellow bloggers talk about what they are producing in their gardens. I tried container gardens on my balcony but living in the city its very hard to control the squirrels and such.So I gave up. I have always loved the tartness and flavor of green tomatoes and tomatillos.Something about them just perks my insides up. I came across some some gorgeous green tomatoes at the meat whole seller I go to. They have a basic produce section that's very 'country' and basic. I grabbed a few and didn't think about them until a few days later. Usually I order green tomatoes out at restaurants like the defunct neighborhood Dixie Kitchen.I'm not a big fryer but this simple recipe yielded perfect green tomatoes.

Perfect Green Tomatoes
4 green tomatoes
1 cup buttermilk or
1 cup milk with a few tsp of vinegar
( allow to sit for 5 minutes or more)
2 eggs lightly beaten
1 cup corn meal
1 tsp cayenne pepper
vegetable oil

Prep your station with a dish of buttermilk, a dish of
beaten egg, and a dish of corn meal . Mix 1 tsp of cayenne
and salt in the corn meal. Slice green tomatoes into 1/2
inch rounds. Dip each slice first in buttermilk, then egg, then
dredge in cornmeal.
Heat approx 1/2 cup of vegetable oil in a fry pan. Fry tomato
slices until golden and crispy on each side.Drain finished pieces
on paper towels. Sprinkle with additional salt if desired.* Serve with
hot sauce.Optional
Printed Recipe Here

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Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

They look delicious! A wonderful speciality!



Bellini Valli said...

At the farmers market we have a caterer who has a truck there. For lunch he sometimes has fried green tomatoes with melted brie on ciabatta with a balsamic glaze...out of this world:D

Lisa said...

Those look scrumptious; I have to make some soooon...

Luca and Sabrina said...

We think the same, some people are so lucky to have their own gardens, it's sheer satisfaction to look tomatoes or zucchini grow! We dream about a garden in the country, yeah it's a dream!
The green tomatoes look delicious and we're gonna steal your recipe to make it as soon as possible. We just need some good green tomatoes!

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

This is very similar to a recipe I use for baked "fried" chicken. I love fried green tomatoes. I'm definitely going to try this at some point!

Laurie Vengoechea said...

Oh yumm!!

Judy@nofearentertaining said...

Very, very pretty!!! I love fried green tomatoes but have never made them at home! May have to try now...

maybelle's mom said...

oh i loved dixie kitchen! these look perfect.

Dagmar - A Cat in the Kitchen said...

Actually I have never tried green fried tomatoes but yours look delicious!! I think I will end up with a lot of green tomatoes this year as it's already getting colder here so I will definitly try to make your green fried tomatoes.

Paz said...

I have ALWAYS wanted to try making fried green tomatoes. One day. Yours look perfect.


The Caked Crusader said...

I'd love to try these but never see green tomatoes. I've wanted to eat this dish since I fell in love with the book of the same name!
Great looking dish!

Nina Timm said...

If it was not for my gardener, I could not take credit for my garden at all!!! These tomatoes look so yummee, I just want to reach out and grab some!!

Rose&Thorn said...

I have never had fried green tomatoes, even after the movie! I think I might try them now I see your recipe.

toni said...

My husband would make fried green tomatoes when we had our garden in New Mexico. I loved them!!! Yours look absolutely perfect.

Since when is hot sauce optional? ;-)

The Duo Dishes said...

You're making folks hungry!

~~louise~~ said...

When your ready for your own garden, Courtney, I sure do hope it's right next door to me!!!

Those Fried Green Tomatoes look awesome!!!

♥Rosie♥ said...

Fried green fried tomatoes reminds me of the whistle stop cafe film :0) I must try this recipe out Coco. Sorry for not calling by in ages too!

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

Wow, Courtney! They look perfect, the coating looks lovely and crisp and not greasy! Love the sauce too! YUM!

Lori Lynn said...

I am definitely a fan of FGT. Yours look fantastic!

Just returned home from your town. Always eat at Joe's at Grand & Rush before heading off to O'Hare. Starter is always the fried green tomatoes. Love love love that place. And Courtney, please visit my site in the next few days, your Top Chef Stephanie Izard cooked dinner for us at my brother's home. She rocks! Opening a new restaurant in the West Loop called THE DRUNKEN GOAT at the beginning of the year. We were so very impressed with her food, and she is a doll. Took time from cooking to play with my nephews. We are her biggest fan now.

Jenny said...

Fried green tomatoes are one thing I love about the south. Lately I had a fried green tomato sandwich at the Biltmore, so delicious!

Dharm said...

Look and sound so lovely. Have never had fried green tomatoes before... guess I should do something about that soon!

kellypea said...

Well I didn't have to fend off squirrels with the toms I grew in a pot this year, but I also didn't have the opportunity to pick green ones to make something as yummy as this. LOVE them.

feasting-on-pixels (terrie) said...

This recipe sounds great...I picked a basket of green tomatoes this afternoon and can't wait to try your recipe...
When I post it I will link it back to you.