Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Fried Green Tomatoes

We have friends that joke about how well we eat in our home.  I am not the only cook in this house, Hubby is an amazing cook and I credit him with for getting me interested in food and cooking.  When you  have a house full of people who love to cook (kids included) it can be dangerous.  In some homes people may see a commercial for something and say , "ooh that sounds good!" and then go on with their day- not in this house.  In this house you send Hubby to the store for 3 items like bread, eggs and milk and he comes home with green tomatoes and a plan.  Why?  because he saw the tomatoes and thought, "ooh that sounds good!"  

Who can relate?

After I got over the moaning and complaining about how frying food makes the house smell funny and how fried food isn't very healthy - I started slicing green tomatoes.  And you know what - they were so worth every stinkin' calorie.  I made a quick dipping sauce with mayonnaise (low fat maybe :) and chipotle.  

Here is a trick I learned from Rachael Ray - dump a can of chipotles in adobo in the blender and puree then freeze it in a Ziploc and use as needed.  I love this idea, it lasts so much longer and its all mixed together.

So - tell me what cravings have you given into lately?

recipe from epicurious
4  firm green tomatoes, sliced crosswise into 1/2-inch thick rounds
 salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
1 cup ground cornmeal
1 teaspoon paprika
2 eggs
vegetable oil

Season the tomatoes with salt and pepper and set aside.
Combine the cornmeal and paprika in one bowl and in another bowl, beat the eggs.
Cover the bottom of a heavy skillet with 1/2 inch of oil and then place the pan over medium-high heat.
Dip the tomato slices in the egg and then dredge them in the cornmeal mixture.
Fry as many tomatoes as fit  in the pan without crowding until nicely browned, about 2 minutes a side.
When they are done, transfer them to a paper towel-lined platter. Repeat until all the tomatoes are cooked.

One year ago today I made a Chorizo and Bean Cassoulet 

Two Years ago I made Garlic Potato Fries  

Three years ago I made Baked Curry Glazed Chicken


  1. I absolutely LOVE fried green tomatoes, your recipe sounds awesome! Definitely want to try :)

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow

  2. I love fried green tomatoes and yours look SO good! And awesome tip about the chipotles in adobo, gracias! =)

  3. This recipe looks delicious! We will definitely have to try this out some time. We haven't had a fancy for fried green tomatoes in the past, but recently gave them a try and love them! Thanks for sharing! Xo, M&K at brewedtogether.com

  4. I never had fried green tomatoes, they look delicious :)

  5. I made some of these just this past weekend. While I was at it, I fried some pickles too! Come visit me and check out my fried pickle recipe! I love your blog and Im a new follower on Bloglovin.

  6. Hi, these tomatoes look so good! I want to try making these, I have never made green tomatoes. I saw it on friday food frenzy.
    Julie from julieslifestyle.blogspot.com

  7. Hi again, I am now following you on bloglovin and I hope that you can follow me back. I have some recipes on my blog that you might like.
    Julie from julieslifestyle.blogspot.com

  8. Ooo! Fun. I just added my Bacon Waffles to Friday Food Frenzy. Thanks for hosting. http://culinary-adventures-with-cam.blogspot.com/2013/08/bacon-waffles.html

  9. There is nothing like Fried Green Tomatoes, I savor every bite, this is a great recipe. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a good week!
    Miz Helen

  10. Congratulations!
    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Enjoy your Labor Day Weekend and your new Red Plate.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  11. I saw your recipe on Full Plate Thursday, these look delicious!


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