Ever stop & wonder what those green tomatoes at the grocery store are used for? Well, now you know. I watched the movie "Fried Green Tomatoes" years ago, but never tried these until I was with my hubby in Montgomery Alabama, heart of the South. Boy-did these knock our socks off.
We loved them so much we set out to replicate them. It was so much easier than we thought. These are highly addicting, and almost a meal in themselves. Enjoy.
Fried Green Tomatoes
3-4 medium, firm Green tomatoes
Natures Seasoning (or salt & pepper) to taste
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup Buttermilk
A pinch of Salt
1/3 cup Breadcrumbs
3/4 cup yellow Cornmeal
1/8 teaspoon Cayenne/Paprika mix
1/2 cup Vegetable oil
Cut unpeeled tomatoes into 1/2 inch slices. Sprinkle slices with salt. Let tomato slices stand for 5 minutes.
Place in separate bowls: Flour, Natures seasoning, and paprika/cayenne.
In Another bowl: Buttermilk, egg, & a pinch of salt.
In the last bowl: Cornmeal, a pinch of salt, & breadcrumbs.
Heat the vegetable oil in a skillet on medium heat. Beat the egg and the buttermilk together. Dip tomato slices in the flour-seasoning mix, then buttermilk-egg mixture, then the cornmeal-bread crumb mix. In the skillet, fry half of the coated tomato slices at a time, for 3-5 minutes on each side or until brown. Set the cooked tomatoes on paper towels to cool & drain oil. Serve immediately, with a spicy mustard or remoulade sauce.