Fried Green Tomatoes

Um, have I mentioned that I’m from the South? If not, this post should make it painfully obvious.

A few basic facts about the South:

1. We say Sir and Ma’am. Always.
2. We drink iced sweet tea. All the time.
3. We fry stuff.

You will need:

1 large egg, lighty beated
½ cup buttermilk
½ cup all purpose flour, divided
¼ cup cornmeal
1 tsp salt
½ tsp pepper
3 medium green tomatoes, cut into ½ inch slices
Vegetable oil
More salt for seasoning.

Combine the egg and buttermilk.

Combine ½ cup flour and ¼ cup cornmeal in a flat bottomed dish. Add the salt and pepper.

Place the remaining ¼ cup flour in another flat bottomed dish.

Pour Vegetable oil ¼-½ inch deep in a cast iron skillet. Heat oil to 375 degrees.

Dredge tomato slices in the plain flour, then dip in the egg mixture and then dredge in the cornmeal mixture. The double dredging will give you a crispier crust.

Cook the slices about 2 minutes on each side, remove, drain on paper towels and salt while still hot.

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5 Responses so far »

  1. 1

    Poof said,

    OOOOH!! Lookin’ good baby! Can’t wait to try this! How well does it go with ranch dressing?

  2. 2

    Jamey said,

    I want these….please fly out and make me some. I will let you hold my dog.

  3. 3

    quilt32 said,

    These were my late husband’s favorite (he was born in Virginia) and I made them very much as you make yours. I wish I could fry him up a big panful tonight!
    Lillian

  4. 4

    angelnina said,

    “A few basic facts about the South:

    1. We say Sir and Ma’am. Always.
    2. We drink iced sweet tea. All the time.
    3. We fry stuff.”

    ..and this is why I love southern folk. Thank you for sharing. Found you through “Lillian’s Cupboard”.

  5. 5

    Helen said,

    Yuuuummmmm… One of my favorite things. Appears you’ve covered a couple of them. Boiled peanuts being another one!!! It allll looks so delicious IMP


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