Friday, April 22, 2011
Fried Green Tomatoes
I always laugh because I have no intention of the tomato turning red and ripening.
One of the most classic of Southern cuisine is to stem and wash a green tomato, slice it into thin slices, flour and fry after adding salt and pepper.
A quick splash in a egg wash will help the flour stick to the tomato. A dash of cornmeal added to the flour also give it a hint of a flavor that everyone will comment on. A slice of fried green tomatoes and your friends will be hooked.
You can also use sliced green tomato as a substitute for eggplant in Eggplant Parmesan.
Vegetable lasagna, chow chow, green tomato jelly with hot peppers added are other variations of this luxury treat.
Call a tomato a fruit or a vegetable and the response will always be the same. Delicious!