Jul 4, 2011

Fried Green Tomatoes (for the 4th)!

Fried Green Tomatoes:

I hope everyone is having a great Fourth of July weekend! We are grilling in the sunshine and enjoying some Fried Green Tomatoes. Ever wondered how to make this treat?

 Here's how I make them:

green tomatoes
cayenne pepper
an egg
salt and pepper to taste
olive oil

Gather several green tomatoes and slice them into about 1/4 inch thick slices.
Dredge each slice first into an egg milk mixture (I use about 1/4 cup of milk with one egg) then into Flour mixture (mix about 1/2 cup flour with pinch of cayenne pepper*, pink of black pepper and salt to taste). I repeat my dredging several times then pop the tomatoes into the refrigerator for a moment as I am heating about 3/4 of an inch thick of olive oil in a cast iron skillet (a regular frying pan will work too). Heat on medium high.
Once heated (I test with a little crumb of my flour mixture--if it sizzles it's ready) I lay my tomatoes flat and fry for about 3 minutes on each side until golden brown.
Lay on a paper towel or napkin on a plate to cool down. Serve warm and enjoy this tasty treat! *If your kids will be eating this too, you may want to lay low on the cayenne. But we like ours a little on the hot side! Enjoy!

These are Yummy! And I mean it!

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Rebecca said...

These sound yummy. Happy July 4!

karen said...

I had these in a restaurant once, and I'm so glad you showed us how to make them! They so good!

Susan Anderson said...

Yum on the fried green tomatoes. I've always wanted to try them because I think I will always love a good tomato...in ANY color.


Secret Mom Thoughts said...

I've always wanted to try these.

Lauren Knight said...

Hmmm... I think I will have no choice but to try, especially since the squirrels keep stealing our tomatoes before they turn orange, then red! Thanks for the idea!