Fried Green Tomatoes. Yet another southern delicacy that I've never had the pleasure of enjoying before. A scene of the movie of the same name was even filmed in my home town (not that I've seen the movie either...) The scene had something to do with a fender bender in a grocery store parking lot or something. Anywho.
I got a green tomato in my CSA box the other week and figured I'd try the frying thing. They turned out pretty good - in the future I'd add more spices to the flour mixture and slice the tomatoes thinner.
Here's what I did:
You need three bowls. In one - mix 1/2 cup flour, salt, and peeper. In the second beat one egg. In the third crush half a pack of saltine crackers.
Heat a couple tablespoons each of olive oil and butter in a skillet.
Slice a green tomato.
Dip the tomato in the egg, then flour, then egg, then crackers. Repeat with each slice.
Fry the tomato in the oil/butter mixture until golden brown on each side - about five minutes.