Thursday, August 4

Fried Green Tomatoes

Fried green tomatoes are an integral part of summer for me. Partly because I love them and partly because we have so many tomatoes in our garden in August that I start to wonder why we're not commercial tomato farmers. But we're not, so I get to enjoy every kind of green tomato you can imagine (totally eat tomato desserts), fried green tomatoes are my very favourite though!

Fried Green Tomatoes

5 green tomatoes
2 cups cornmeal
2 tbs New Orleans spice mix (or just something cajun)
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/2tbs cumin
tabasco sauce
3 eggs beaten
canola oil

  • Heat the oil over medium high heat (enough canola oil to be about 1/2 inch deep in a skillet)
  • Mix together the cornmeal, salt, pepper, cumin and spice mix in a deep bowl.
  • Slice the tomatoes into 1/4 inch slices.
  • dip the slices into the beaten eggs and then the cornmeal mixture, making sure they're thoroughly coated, then place them in the hot oil (not too many at a time, about 4). 
  • Fry for about 45 seconds each side (until browned) then remove and place on paper towel while you finish the whole batch.  Drizzle with a little (or a lot) of tabasco sauce and enjoy! Seriously, they're great.

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