Monday, July 11, 2011

Fried Green Tomatoes

With my bounty from my CSA it has become my mission this week to find new ways for my family to use our produce.

I've seen the movie "Fried Green Tomatoes" (loved it by the way) and now it is the feature playing in my kitchen.

To test out this recipe we used 2 green tomatoes.

Dredged them in a mix of cornmeal, salt, and pepper (just enough to coat)

Then fried them until brown and crisp on each side.

The result were these tasty little morsels.

I topped them with a mix of sour cream and hot sauce (I prefer to use Frank's Red Hot Sauce)

I used 1 Tbsp of sour cream and then as many shakes of hot sauce as I thought we could handle (we like things spicy, even in the kitchen).

My children were not fans, but hey you can't win them all.

My husband and I though enjoyed them very much and look forward to including these in our rotation.

For a variant, next go round, we are going to try a wet batter and compare (it may end up being more like an onion ring...and really is that a bad thing?).

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  1. love the idea of these fried green tomatoes !

  2. I always wondered about the best way to prepare fried green tomatoes. The dish sounds so exotic but yet it's really so down home

  3. Oh NO it's not he end of my journey .. it's just the start as far as I am concerned !


  4. Those look delish! I'm excited about the day I get to purchase green tomatoes again. Do let us know how the wet batter ones turn out. :)

  5. Not only do the tomatoes look delicious, but I love the idea of combining sour cream and hot sauce for a quick condiment!

  6. Hot sauce is the BOMB in my book and really can go on just about anything.
    The sour cream adds a little coolness to temper the hot.
    Give it a whirl I promise it will not disappoint.

  7. A local place where I live makes a Fried Green Tomato BLT sandwich. They top it off with some garlic aioli. I think they use a batter more like onion rings for theirs. I'm watching the green tomatoes in my garden like a hawk so that they get big enough to try frying. I hope your second experiment with the "onion ring style batter" works out well.

  8. you inspired me!! i made these tonight & they were so yummy! thanks for the recipe. i loved the hot sour cream sauce on them too!! mike loved them too but i couldn't get mia to try them :( she's a tough one. hope you all are well!!

    xoxo, dixie

  9. I just saw the movie "Fried Green Tomatoes" for the first time, this year. I'm not to sure if I'd like real Fried Green Tomatoes, but I should give them a try