Fried green tomatoes

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Fried green tomatoes
« on: July 26, 2020, 17:43 »
Whether it is at the end of the season, and you have green tomatoes that will not properly ripen before frost, or you have the occasional green tomato knocked off the plant due to storm or clumsiness, never fear!  There is a great use for them - fried green tomatoes!  [another great use is pickled green tomatoes; maybe some other time]. 

Although some associate fried green tomatoes with the South in the USA, I grew up eating these in Indiana, where I was born.  There are many variations, this is just one version.  Amounts vary, depending on the quantity you are making.

Slice firm green tomatoes into rounds about one quarter inch thick.

Beat an egg with a little milk (tablespoon or two), set aside in the bowl

You will also need bread crumbs or cracker crumbs. I use seasoned bread crumbs.

In a skillet, melt a little butter.  You want the skillet on medium heat when you begin cooking.

Dip each green tomato slice in beaten egg, then dredge through breadcrumbs on both sides and place in the skillet.  When they are brown on one side, flip over and brown on the other side.  Flip as needed to nicely brown each side, while leaving the tomato somewhat firm (not limp).

I had a Roma tomato that came off during a rainstorm yesterday, it was in my lunch today:
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Re: Fried green tomatoes
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2020, 16:55 »
Thank you Ive seen the film & read the book (there was a recipe at the back of the book,but I forgot to write it down before it went back to the library) but never tried them & I never thought of using the ones that fall off the plants . I will give this a try
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Re: Fried green tomatoes
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2020, 22:42 »
Thank you Ive seen the film & read the book (there was a recipe at the back of the book,but I forgot to write it down before it went back to the library) but never tried them & I never thought of using the ones that fall off the plants . I will give this a try

I hope you like it.  When using the ones that fall, be sure to use ones that haven't been sitting on the ground too long.  Mine fell off during a storm, I picked it up, blemish-free, not long after the storm, used it the next day.

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Re: Fried green tomatoes
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2020, 06:40 »
Deffers on the list as we speak!

Wasn't there a film/TV prog about these delicacies, some years ago?

Actually, as a 'bruschetta' is a standard summer lunch here, I often like to pop in a 'nearly ripe' tom, as it gives some extra acidity, but not too much.

Mrs Growster disagrees, but by then it's too late...
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Re: Fried green tomatoes
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2020, 04:26 »
Deffers on the list as we speak!

Wasn't there a film/TV prog about these delicacies, some years ago?

Actually, as a 'bruschetta' is a standard summer lunch here, I often like to pop in a 'nearly ripe' tom, as it gives some extra acidity, but not too much.

Mrs Growster disagrees, but by then it's too late...

There was a movie indeed (1991), based on a 1987 novel "Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe".



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