Fried Green Tomatoes
That time of year again ya'll! Raid your garden or go out and buy ya some fresh green tomatoes and lets get started.
Don't worry,this is a super easy recipe for fried green tomatoes with an extra dash of country. I call that butter!
You just mix up your batter mix, cut up your green tomatoes, coat them with a thin layer of the batter and then fry them up in your ole' favorite iron skillet.
Let's get started because I'm getting hungry!
You will need:
- about 5 or 6 green tomatoes for a meal or just 1 or 2 for trying it out
- about a cup of cornmeal
- 1 egg
- a dash of flour (about a teaspoon, not much more or the coating will be fluffy looking)
- butter (for adding to the skillet not the batter)
- salt and pepper
- milk (just add it until thick, not too runny)
- iron skillet (my favorite way to cook about anything including cakes. Especially pineapple upside down cakes!
- cooking oil (I use vegetable oil) You want enough in your pan to cover the tops of the tomatoes too. Kinda like deep frying them in a skillet.
Okay now on to the cooking so we can get closer to eating'em!
1. Wash your tomatoes and set aside.
2. Mix up your batter mix:
- Add your cornmeal, egg, a dash of flour, salt and pepper and milk until you get a kinda thick consistency.
|Notice my batter is kinda thick. You don't want it too runny or it will drip off your tomatoes while trying to cook.|
|I add more butter and oil after cooking each batch. The more butter, the better brown I get them to turn out.|
|I like medium slices. If they are too thin seems you really can't taste the tomato that great after frying.|
|If your oil is not making tiny bubbles and a sizzle noise when you put them in, then chances are your oil is not hot enough. You want the fried green tomatoes to start sizzling as soon as you put them in.|
|Look at those bubbles, now that is the heat I was waiting on. Don't worry if some of your batter does cook off, it will happen now and then. But they are still great.|
7. Take them out of the hot oil when they are browned good on both sides and lay them on some paper towels to get off the excess oil.
|I can never wait long until I chomp right into one... OMGOSH... sooo good!|
Yummy! And guess what goes great with these fried green tomatoes? Fried cabbage and cornbread of course. Watch for my next post on those if you love country food!