Friday, November 16, 2007

Fried Green Tomatoes

Thu 12 Oct 2006

Because of the freezing temps we decided to pick all the green tomatoes off the plants and let them continue to ripen indoors. They don’t taste as good as vine ripened but they still beat store bought.

Occasionally we enjoy the tasty treat of fried green tomatoes. Not what you call a healthy snack but a delicious part of summer.

Fried Green Tomatoes
(makes two skillets)

5-6 medium fresh green tomatoes
2 eggs, beaten in a bowl
3/4 - 1 cup flour on a plate
3 tablespoons butter (each skillet)
Dash of thai hot pepper flakes (Optional)

Cut green tomatoes into 1/3-inch slices. Dip tomato slices into the egg then lightly flip the tomato slices in the flour. Heat butter in a large skillet over medium low heat. We add a dash of thai hot pepper flakes to give the tomatoes an extra kick, but that’s optional. Fry tomato slices in a single layer until golden brown on each side. Check the tomatoes by poking them with a fork. They should be tender, not hard like a fresh green tomato off the vine.

For best flavor let them cool for 5 minutes before eating. Yummy!!!

If you google for recipes I’m sure there are a gazillion ways to make Fried Green Tomatoes, but this is the one we love the best.

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