I still had two green tomatoes on the vine when the weather started going below freezing. (I made these fried green tomatoes a while ago but didn't have time to write about them then.) I didn't want to let literally half my tomato crop go to waste, but the tomatoes wouldn't ripen fast enough. What to do?!
Well, thinking about it, I figured I'd go for a Southern favorite, Fried Green Tomatoes. Although James and I mostly grew up in NC, neither of us had eaten fried green tomatoes before. With the green tomatoes I had, I figured I could remedy both situations by frying up some green tomatoes. :) I can't compare these fried green tomatoes to any others since I've never had them before. However, I can, without a doubt, say these Fried Green Tomatoes were super easy and tasty! As for what to fry them in, I went for bacon grease, and it added a subtle layer of flavor. However, most types of frying oils will work.
Yield: 4 servings
|3/4 teaspoon||Cajun seasoning|
|2||green tomatoes, sliced ~1/4 inch thick|
|oil||or bacon grease|
- Gather all materials.
- (optional) Soak tomatoes in buttermilk for at least 30 minutes. (If you're short on time, just dipping them will work.)
- Combine remaining materials.
- Dip tomato slices in mixture.
- Fry tomato slices in oil until golden brown on both sides, approximately 5 minutes per side.