Friday, April 22, 2011

Fried Green Tomatoes

A good Southern dish is to pull a tomato right at the stage before the red starts to show. A lot of people say, oh, no. No one wants the tomato to ripen on the counter."
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!

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