Recipe: Fried Green Tomatoes
Posted by starwoodgal on June 14, 2009
I love Fried Green Tomatoes. I’m speaking of actual vegetables here, not the movie. Well – I love the movie too, but today we’re talking good old southern Fried Green Tomatoes. Right now is the perfect time to get your hands on some green tomatoes because they are the perfect size and just firm enough that they stay firm after frying. So next time you’re hankering for some fried okra or squash, give the FGT’s a chance instead. They’ll make you want to scream – TAWANDA!
Fried Green Tomatoes
2 cups cornmeal
2 Tablespoons sugar
1 Tablespoon Salt
1 Teaspoon Pepper
2 pinches of Cayenne Pepper
1 1/2 cups Sour Cream
4 large green tomatoes, sliced 1/2 inch thick
1/2 cup vegetable oil, plus more as needed
In a large bowl, combine the dry ingredients and pour the sour cream in a separate bowl. You could use buttermilk instead of sour cream.
Dredge the tomatoes in the sour cream and then into the cornmeal mixture coating each side.
Heat oil in a large cast-iron skillet over medium to medium high heat and fry the tomato slices. Fry until they are golden brown and crisp.
About 3 or 4 minutes on each side. Dip them out with a fork and let most of the grease drip away and then place on a paper-towel lined plate. Serve hot like this.