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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Fried Green Tomatoes

Fried Green Tomatoes

in case you weren't aware, it's the first week of August. where june & july went i don't know, i just know it's hotter than brass balls out, so uncomfortably warm that the mere thought of turning on the stove makes me wilt a little lot inside. what prompted me to cajole dw into getting green tomatoes from the farmer's market is beyond me, because i knew the only way to have them was to fry them up, ie. turning on the stove.

during a particularly brutal heatwave last week i finally prepped these beauties. i was not looking forward to standing in front of the stove, dodging oil splatters. to make matters worse, i've taken to walking around in my skivvies [tmi much? get over it, it's hot, my modesty has melted] so there's even more body surface to get oil-burns. lovely. but the end product was worth the heat, nestled in a bed of arugula, drizzled with a bit of mustard vinaigrette [dw doesn't do buttermilk ranch]. the meager leftovers was put into a sandwich the next day for lunch and it was just as summery and nice, sans the oil splatters.

Fried Green Tomatoes

three bowls of:
AP flour {seasoned with salt/pepper/cayenne}, beat up egg {a few dashes of Tabasco} and panko flakes
green tomatoes, thick sliced
veggie (or whatever neutral) oil

heat up the oil, i just made sure the oil covered the bottom surface of the frying pan
dredge tomato slice in flour, shaking excess off
dip in egg mixture, making sure both sides evenly coated
dredge in panko flakes, evenly coating

fry up the slices, a few minutes per side, until golden brown. lay on plate of paper towels to catch excess oil.

serve still warm on a bed of greens and with your sauce of choice, buttermilk ranch or in my case, mustard vinaigrette.

this is not a figure friendly dish, and you will get war wounds from making it.


  1. Wow - these are not my great-grandma's fried green tomatoes, but I think she'd be impressed. :)

  2. You've elevated the fried green tomato! Jessica Tandy would be so proud.

  3. Mixing Tabasco along with the eggs add spicy taste to the fried green tomatoes.

  4. Drool. These look delish. And the photos are gorgeous.

  5. SKM - tell me you'll share your gma's fried green tomatoes?

    Meister - what a great movie!

    supplements - i do like the added spicy kick to them.

    stephanie - thank you!