Saturday, November 8, 2008

A great movie ...

Fried Green Tomatoes was a lovely flick. I'm still on the fence about the food though.

I decided to try making them since I have so many of the little buggers left from our lackluster crop. I found this version online at Simply Recipes:

3 medium, firm green tomatoes

1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup milk
2 beaten eggs
2/3 cup fine dry bread crumbs or cornmeal
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper

1 Cut unpeeled tomatoes into 1/2 inch slices. Sprinkle slices with salt and pepper. Let tomato slices stand for 15 minutes. Meanwhile, place flour, milk, eggs, and bread crumbs in separate shallow dishes.

2 Heat 2 Tbsp of olive oil in a skillet on medium heat. Dip tomato slices in milk, then flour, then eggs, then bread crumbs. In the skillet, fry half of the coated tomato slices at a time, for 4-6 minutes on each side or until brown. As you cook the rest of the tomatoes, add olive oil as needed. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

I opted for cornmeal since that was in our pantry. I think bread crumbs are the way to go, however, as the cornmeal was too crunchy for my palette. In the end, not a bad meal when combined with barbeque chicken breasts on a bed of couscous.


Weed Whackin' Wenches said...

I so wanted to try fried green tomatoes. We had a ton, okay 6+ quarts, of green sungolds--too small to fry. So I made green tomato jam. I found the recipe in an Italian cookbook. --Curmudgeon

Aunt Debbi/kurts mom said...

Sounds and looks like you did it right. I tried it with bread crumbs. They were mushy.

garden girl said...

I like them sliced and sauteed with a little olive oil, then topped with fresh herbs like basil, oregano and parsley, with some parmesan cheese on top. Yum! They're also really good pickled. That's my favorite way to use green tomatoes. I have a recipe in case you ever want to try it -

The Gardeness said...

All these sound like great ideas that I still have more than enough green tomatoes to try! Thanks everyone.