Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Fried green tomatoes!

Mmmmm mmmmm, fried green tomatoes. It's not just a sappy chick flick. I know my Southern is showing, but damn, they're good. If you haven't partaken of the joys of fried green tomatoes before, you really need to. These are REALLY good in a BLT on sourdough. Or just by themselves.

Green tomatoes, thickly sliced (ends and all)
1-2 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup cornmeal plus 2-3 tablespoons flour
Seasonings (I use salt and dry rub, but cayenne/chili powder or Old Bay would also be good)

Mix the dry ingredients in one bowl and the eggs in another. Coat the tomato slices in the egg wash, then coat with the cornmeal mixture, and fry until dark golden brown on both sides.

I typically fry mine in bacon grease, 'cause I'm hedonistic like that. But you can also use plain old regular vegetable oil. Make sure you have at least 1/4 inch in the pan, and also make sure that it's good and hot before you put the tomato slices in.

Serve hot, with salt.

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