Monday, February 11, 2008

Fried Green Tomatoes!


Here's another classic Southern dish. Fried green tomatoes have always been a favorite of mine. I like them best when they're nice and crispy. The Creole seasoning in this recipe adds a nice little "kick" also. I served these with the Shrimp in Lemon Butter posted below. Yum-O!
And of course, anyone in the Birmingham area HAS to head over to the Whistlestop Cafe to try their fried green tomatoes...Yes, that's the very same Whistlestop Cafe from the movie! Theirs are heavenly! Check out the blog at: http://whistlestopcooking.blogspot.com/ and leave a "Hey Y'all" for Sandi. =)

Ingredients:
3 large green tomatoes, cut into 1/8-inch-thick slices
1 tbsp. salt
Hot tap water
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup yellow cornmeal
2 tsp. Creole seasoning
Canola Oil


Directions:
Combine tomato slices, salt, and hot water in a baking dish; let stand 30 minutes. Drain.


Combine flour, cornmeal, and Creole seasoning in a shallow dish. Dredge tomato slices in cornmeal mixture, shaking off excess.


Fry tomato slices in a large skillet of canola oil on medium-high heat until golden brown. Remove tomatoe slices from skillet and let drain on a paper towel. Season with salt.

Source: Southern Living magazine

***I keep any left-over cornmeal mixture in a ziplock bag and re-use it. It can also be used to make fried okra and fried pickles!***

3 comments:

Katie said...

These look great! I've always wanted to try them. From the looks and the sound of the recipe I think I will have to!

Deborah said...

I've always wanted to try making these!

Wills Kitchen said...

Celeste,

Thank you for the nice comments.

The Blackberry Pork chops were very good.

We also did an apricot glazed Pork loin that we ate before we could take a photo of it.

I will post the recipe for it.

I love your site cannot wait to try your recipes.

Of course being from the South the fried green tomatoes really caught my eye.

I travel all over the state of MS and have the opportunity to take photos.

My Wife then uses them for her Art.

Here is the link to her Blog if you would like to see her work.

http://eugeniawmartinartandillustration.blogspot.com/

Take care and thank you.

Will