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August 14, 2014

Fried Green Tomatoes

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 
Frank's and a squirt of lemon or lime is all you need.

Linked with Weekend Potluck and Foodie Friday.

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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.


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