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fried green tomatoes

August 24th, 2008 at 05:22 am

Lots of August birthdays in my life:

Ordered sister's birthday gift for her birthday next Saturday and will pop her card in the mail on Sunday. I also ordered a little something for myself - a relatively dressy black trenchcoat/ windbreaker.

Potluck tonight for a lawyer friends' partner's birthday. I made fried green tomatoes because I still only have 1 red tomato. Early girl? I have boy-waiting-for -prom-date girl. But it is nice that I have all the ingredients for a potluck dish.

Fried green tomatoes

3-4 lg green tomatoes sliced 1/4 in or so
1.5 c flour
1/2 c cornmeal
1/2 tsp salt and pepper (I like more salt)
milk (made it using dried milk powder)

canola oil

Mix flour, cornmeal, salt, pepper, milk into a heavy batter.

Heat 1/2 of oil in cast iron pan. Dip tomato slices in batter, shake off excess, fry each side until golden brown - about 3 min per side. Drain on paper towels.

Best if warm, but I'm going to check if they microwave all right.

5 Responses to “fried green tomatoes”

  1. PauletteGoddard Says:

    I saw tomatoes at the farmers' market today but didn't buy any. Now I'm kicking myself. Broiled tomato slices with ground pepper and lemon juice are so-o-o-o good.

    We've had two Early Girls and maybe one Roma come out.

    I bought nonfat dry milk powder from King Arthur Flour and am planning to use that for my bread-baking.

  2. fern Says:

    Well i won't want to BRAG or anything, but i've picked 43 red tomatoes so far this summer.

  3. Carolina Bound Says:

    We are in a drought and are banned from watering. So our tomatoes are really suffering. We may just have to harvest the green tomatoes before they dry up.

  4. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    Good, goin'! Fried green tomatoes are always better when someone else cooks them! Smile My 3 cherry tomatoes are doing well-- Sungold, a grape type whose name I forget (Sprite?), and the hybrid Sweet One million. The full size tomatoes are bearing only scantly. One afternoon I made tomatoes sauce from 300 cherry tomatoes, skin, seeds, and all, plus some basil still saved from last year, I had a glass of red wine I had forgotten that I poured myself the night before, so a threw half of that in the sauce, too. It was a sweet, vibrant sauce. I put it on fried Japanese eggplant, also fom the back yard. Mmmm-mmmm.

  5. baselle Says:

    paulette - I have 1 ripe tomato. At least we have plenty of green tomatoes.

    fern - congratulations. sob. Slow ripening tomatoes are the price we pay for having good sleeping weather in Seattle.

    carolina - fingers crossed that you get some rain!

    joan - I know what you mean. As I was frying I was thinking, "nobody had better be phoning me." Frying is like driving - bad things happen when you get distracted. I found cherry tomatoes sun-dry pretty well also.

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