Fried Green Tomatoes…..

Most people love the movie, but haven’t actually tried them.  They’re absolutely delicious and very simple to make, be sure not to skimp on the salt and pepper.  Buttermilk adds a nice twist.  Serve with Crispy Oven Fried Chicken and a simple salad for an amazing dinner!

It is not always easy to find green tomatoes.  I happened upon a lovely vegetable stand when traveling to Michigan last weekend and they had big baskets of them for $2.00.  I LOVE Michigan!!!!

One more thing….while vacationing in Michigan last summer I had this wonderful Bacon, Lettuce and Fried Green Tomato Sandwich….OMG, wouldn’t that be a great weeknight dinner?

Fried Green Tomatoes

1-2 lbs. green tomatoes, core removed from the top and cut into 1/2″ slices
Salt & Pepper
1 cup buttermilk
2 eggs
dash of hot sauce
1/4 cup water
1 1/2 cups of flour
2 cups seasoned breadcrumbs
Olive oil

1)  Wash the tomatoes, remove the core from the top and slice into 1/2″ slices.  Season generously with salt and pepper
2)  You will need 3 dishes for coating the tomatoes.  Into one add the buttermilk, eggs, water and hot sauce.  Beat well until completely blended.  Into the second dish add the flour, and the third the bread crumbs.
3)  Dip the prepared tomatoes in this order:  first the flour, shake off excess, then into the egg/buttermilk mixture, drain off excess, then into the crumbs to thoroughly coat.  Place onto a wax paper lined cookie sheet.  Once all of the tomatoes are coated, heat a medium size non stick pan over medium-high heat with a couple of tablespoons of olive oil.  Once the oil is very hot, carefully add the tomatoes.  They should cook for 2-4 minutes per side, you’ll want them nicely browned.  Turn carefully and cook the other side.  You most likely will need to add additional oil for each batch.  Drain the cooked tomatoes on paper towel.  Top with a pinch of kosher salt.

DELISH!  If you’d like a dip, simply use a prepared ranch dressing with a dash of hot sauce.  YUM-O!

Have a great evening!

Angie

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