Fried Green Tomatoes are one of my favorite things about summer.
Love love love them.
I use a combination of flour and cornmeal which gives it a perfectly crispy coating,
then I shallow fry them in a little bit of olive oil. After that, a couple of shakes of
Fried Green Tomatoes
3 green tomatoes
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 cup cornmeal
1/2 cup flour
3/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp garlic powder
Fresh cracked pepper
Pinch of cayenne pepper
3/4 cup buttermilk
Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium to medium high heat. Cut tomatoes into 1/4 - 1/3 inch slices. Stir together cornmeal, flour, salt, garlic powder and both peppers in a bowl. Pour buttermilk into another bowl. Dip tomato slices into buttermilk, then coat evenly in flour mixture. Add to the heated oil and cook 2-3 minutes on each side until crispy. Fry tomatoes in batches so you don't overcrowd the skillet. Use more oil if needed.
Serve with Frank's Red Hot and Lemon or Lime.
Labels: appetizers, green tomatoes, side dish, vegetables, vegetarian