Friday, May 22, 2009

Recipe Friday: Fried Green Tomatoes

Since I married a woman from the South, and moved to Charlotte I thought it would be appropriate to learn how to make a few Southern dishes. And one of the dishes I learned to cook is Fried Green Tomatoes.

Last year our tomato plant worked overtime and we had lots of tomatoes ripening on the vine, while our fridge was filled with already ripened tomatoes. So, I had the perfect opportunity to try out a few different recipes. This is the one that worked best for me. It's now one of my favorites, and I'm stalking our tomato plant waiting for some green tomatoes.

Canola or Vegetable Oil
Corn Meal
Green Tomatoes

Slice green tomatoes to desired thickness.
Dip slices into buttermilk
Dredge those slices through 1/2 flour and 1/2 corn meal mixture
Place coated slice into very hot oil (use deep skillet or fryer)
Cook for about 3 minutes each side, or until golden brown. (use metal spoon or tongs)

Serve with D'Marie Spicy Mediterranean Dip Mix.


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