In a flash, the pictures of fried green tomatoes transport me back to my childhood and the bounty of our summer garden. In my mind’s eye, I see the plump green tomatoes lined up on the window sill waiting to be sliced, dredged in flour, liberally sprinkled with salt and pepper and fried. Crispy on the outside, tangy inside, with just a hint of coldness still at the center. It was my mom and dad’s favorite summer meal.
I have a Facebook post that popped into my feed to thank for this taste treat and the trip down memory lane. Many others posted comments expressing the same memories of the past. It is not easy to find green tomatoes in the city, but hopefully you or someone in your circle has a garden growing. Give flavorful, fried green tomatoes a try if you have not had the pleasure.
Consider adding a glass of a crisp, cool Prosecco. It is the perfect chaser for this summer meal.
Fried Green Tomatoes Recipe
Line a baking sheet with waxed paper or parchment paper and paper towel.
Beat eggs and water (or milk) in a shallow bowl.
Place flour, (liberally sprinkled with coarse ground salt and pepper) and cornmeal in 2 separate bowls.
Slice tomatoes about 1/2 ” thick.
Dip each tomato slice into flour, then dip into egg mixture and then cornmeal.
Heat about ¼ inch canola or olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat until the oil begins to shimmer. (Optional add garlic clove to the oil)
Fry until golden brown and then flip.
Set on paper to dry and repeat.
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