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Old 11-04-2011, 05:11 PM   #1
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Fried Green Tomatoes

I posted over on the Playground to see if anyone made these, and if so what a good recipe would be.

Am posting here too, in the hopes that maybe somebody here has a truly good recipe for Fried Green Tomatoes.

I know I can look up recipes online, but I like to get one somebody can vouch for if possible.
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Old 11-04-2011, 05:31 PM   #2
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I just always used a cornmeal/flour mixture, half of each, then salt and pepper. I never deep fried them, just dip the slices in an egg and milk mixture, then the cornmeal/flour and pan fry for 3-4 minutes per side.
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Old 11-04-2011, 06:22 PM   #3
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OK, that will be the way I'll make them tomorrow. Thanks, Dottie.
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Old 11-04-2011, 07:55 PM   #4
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I've never made, or even eaten them (but it's on my bucket list), but I saw a cooking show where they swore up and down that the best ones needed at least some cornmeal in the dredge or batter.
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I don't even know where to buy green tomatoes? Or do I need to garden to have this delicacy.... It sounds SO good!
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Old 11-04-2011, 08:08 PM   #6
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I've heard that you can buy them right in the grocery store alongside the ripe tomatoes in some places. Not here though. Mine are from my own two little plants.

I'd think that if you have a Farmer's Market, you could pick a booth and arrange for them to bring in a few green tomatoes the next time, earmarked for you.

I'm looking forward to fixing some of these tomorrow.

Fried green tomatoes and cold beer and football games on TV.
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Old 11-04-2011, 08:15 PM   #7
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Fried green tomatoes and cold beer and football games on TV.
Oh My! I wouldn't care what game it was with that!
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Old 11-04-2011, 09:06 PM   #8
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My Grandma used to make these. I don't know her recipe, but I think she dipped them in an egg/milk mix and then flour and cornmeal mixed, plus salt and pepper.

I've tried to make them, but somehow it never tastes as good as Grandma's - -

Enjoy your fried green tomatoes, Pat, let us eat them vicariously through you! Lol.

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Old 11-05-2011, 01:24 PM   #9
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Oh, My! I may never allow another tomato to ripen on the vine. And I'm not kidding!

These things were just wonderful. When I told DH what I'd planned for this football gameday munching, he said, "I don't think I'll like that...." He ate 6 big slabs!

I sort of used a composite of everything folks had suggested, so:

egg & cream, blended, for the dipping
yellow corn meal & flour mix for the breading

I sliced the tomatoes into almost 1/2 inch slices, but not quite..
lightly pressed the slices between paper towels to dry them a bit

Double coated them.. dip and coat, then dip and coat a second time, so the coating was pretty thick

I used fresh canola oil. I didn't want any other flavor to them, so no frying in butter or bacon grease, etc. Just fresh oil.

I got the oil about medium high, which ended up being a smidge too hot on my stove, so by the second batch I'd turned the heat down to just over medium.

I cooked four slices at a time, and the thick coating crisped up magnificently! When the slices were deep golden on one side, I flipped them in the oil and did the other side.

Fished them out with a slotted spoon and onto paper towels to absorb the extra oil
Sprinkled with salt
DH loved them just like that with a cold beer on the side!

I tried them with Louisiana Hot sauce and with horseradish sauce, which were both good, but ended up being truly ecstatic over them with ranch dressing for dipping !!!!!

I still have a few green tomatoes left, but I'm thinking about going around and asking neighbors if I can have a few of their still-green tomatoes to add to my stash!
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Oh I haven't had this since my granny used to make them some years ago from her garden. She used the same recipe, egg/milk mixture dipped in flour. Sounds like you did a great job..now I want some.
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Oh I haven't had this since my granny used to make them some years ago from her garden. She used the same recipe, egg/milk mixture dipped in flour. Sounds like you did a great job..now I want some.
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I can appreciate so much better on my DD how something would taste if I could only have it, lol I can just taste these now, Pat. Yum! Come to think of it, I believe my Grandma did the "double-dipping" method too, to make a thicker batter.
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I can appreciate so much better on my DD how something would taste if I could only have it, lol I can just taste these now, Pat. Yum! Come to think of it, I believe my Grandma did the "double-dipping" method too, to make a thicker batter.
Oh yeah, mine did too! She's 88 now so doesn't garden anymore to but I really miss her veggies straight from the garden, green tomatoes one of them.
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I cleaned out my neighbors garden of green tomatoes the other day and we had Ribeyes with mustard sauce and fried green tomatoes. My husband was moaning in pleasure while he was eating them.

You can make them low carb and they taste great. I use a mix of coconut flour and almond flour (really subs nicely for the cornmeal). I season the dredge mix very well, and I fried mine in a mix of bacon fat, since I had some on the counter, and coconut oil. I think coco. oil is a really good frying oil.

For those of you who haven't tried them yet, they are so tangy! The green tomatoes hold up to frying because they are firm-you can still fry them if they get a little pink, but they're softer and don't hold a "patty" form as well. But they're still tasty!

Be careful of your hoard of greenies, if you're not careful they'll ripen up on your counter. (I had a few get almost too pink to fry.) I still have 4 left for another batch of FGTs. Then the season is about over.
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I cleaned out my neighbors garden of green tomatoes the other day and we had Ribeyes with mustard sauce and fried green tomatoes. My husband was moaning in pleasure while he was eating them.

You can make them low carb and they taste great. I use a mix of coconut flour and almond flour (really subs nicely for the cornmeal). I season the dredge mix very well, and I fried mine in a mix of bacon fat, since I had some on the counter, and coconut oil. I think coco. oil is a really good frying oil.

For those of you who haven't tried them yet, they are so tangy! The green tomatoes hold up to frying because they are firm-you can still fry them if they get a little pink, but they're softer and don't hold a "patty" form as well. But they're still tasty!

Be careful of your hoard of greenies, if you're not careful they'll ripen up on your counter. (I had a few get almost too pink to fry.) I still have 4 left for another batch of FGTs. Then the season is about over.
The reason I JUDDD is I don't have to sub anything anymore because I'm not doing a very LC WOE anymore (see bold above). I can use real cornmeal and flour, if I want, and this is one of the main reasons JUDDD is going to remain my WOE for LIFE!! NO MORE SUBS!!

Not saying LC is bad, just saying I'm just so I don't have to sub anymore, unless I feel like it!!
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