Thursday, June 30, 2011

Fried Green Tomatoes Make Me Happy....

Today is my first day of  5 days off so this morning I went to Kroger to get pick up a few things.... but I came out with something NOT on my list, tsk, tsk, tsk, how many times does this happen to you? To me... ummm, ALWAYS, and then if I don't have a list, I don't come out with what I went in for in the first place. But, these called my name, and boy howdy... I ANSWERED!!!
Green Tomato Love Abounds!!

First day of no school, I deserve a treat for lunch, RIGHT? Ok, I wanted a treat and fried green tomatoes are some kinda treat!!! Yummy! 

Then on Facebook, Ashley Hinkle asked if anyone knew  of a recipe for Fried Green tomatoes..It is official.. It is FRIED GREEN TOMATO DAY!!!

So here is what I did....
(note: this recipe is not rocket science or (NRS), it is more like.. umm thrown together.. adjust as you need or feel like)

They are so pretty sliced up!
Slice some green tomatoes.. I used 2 of my babies... I like them sliced on the thin side, I know some prefer them thicker... again NRS.... just slice away...

Then in a small bowl beat two eggs with about a cup of milk

In another bowl  put in some corn meal and  some  all-purpose flour, salt, pepper, and I add some seasoned bread crumbs, but if you don't have them, corn meal and flour is sufficient (NRS).

To your skillet add oil. (Corn oil, Canola oil, Olive Oil)  I had Canola oil and I added a bit of bacon grease, cause I am southern and yanno a little wicked....bacon grease wicked... :)   and depending on how thick you sliced them, is how fast you fry them, thicker the slower, thinnner you can fry at a higher temp.  No higher than medium though..

Drain on paper towel and EAT!


Here is a basic (NRS) recipe....

Fried Green Tomatoes

4 firm green tomatoes
salt and pepper to taste

2 eggs
1/2 milk

2 cups cornmeal
1/2 cup all- purpose flour
1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs (optional)
1 Tbsp. Salt
1 tsp. pepper

Slice the tomatoes and salt and pepper.

Beat the eggs and mix with the milk and put tomatoes in the milk mixture to soak while you mix the cornmeal/flour mixture.

In a seperate bowl, mix the cornmeal, flour  (bread crumbs) salt and pepper.

Heat a skillet and add the oil of choice, (I put in enough oil to come half way up the tomato.  So again depend how thick you slice and how big your skillet is.)

Dip each tomato slice in the cornmeal/flour mixture and place in oil.   Cook until golden brown, flip and then drain on paper towel.

The eating has began.