Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Fried Green Tomatoes
While fixing the stakes on a couple of my tomato plants, a few tomatoes fell off. I read up on this and learned that sometimes in cooler weather, the part that connects the tomato to the plant weakens and heavier tomatoes can fall off. So, I brought these inside and decided to let them ripen on the counter. Impatient as I am to eat some tomatoes, I decided to make fried green tomatoes. Yum!! Now, having the desire to make them didn't automatically translate into having the knowledge to make them, so I did some thinking. I also did some remembering. Now, in the movie, Fried Green Tomatoes, I remember them making them like my mom makes fried chicken: dredging them in flour. I also seem to recall that they dipped them in and egg bath first. Well, I don't often have eggs in the house, so I figured I'd make them using my vegan fried chik'n recipe, which uses a combination of seasonings, flour, and liquids as a egg-type bath that you did the "chicken" in before the flour. Well, that's what I did and, boy howdy, were they yummy!! Now, I will be hard pressed to leave the tomatoes on the plants to ripen. I think I want fried green ones on a regular basis!