No, not the movie, although that was an excellent flick. I’m talking about the actual dish. Have you tried them? I thought it was an odd concept, but the first time I tried them I knew I was hooked. Fried green tomatoes are delicious, and a great way to serve your early produce. They don’t taste like your regular red ripe tomatoes, though they are sweet and juicy.
I planted one beefsteak tomato plant this year. This was the first time for me, and it took me totally by surprise. The plant is completely tipped over from the weight of the fruit, so I harvested a bunch way before they got ripe.
To make Fried Green Tomatoes, you basically just slice the tomatoes about 1/4 inch thick, dip in egg, then coat in a mixture of corn meal, salt & pepper. (You could add other seasonings too if you wish.)
Fry in some olive oil for about 3-4 minutes per side, over medium-high heat, until browned and softened. (The traditional southern recipe probably calls for frying in lard, but olive oil works well.)
Drain on some paper towels, then serve up and enjoy!!