Saturday, July 6, 2013
Fried Green Tomatoes
The movie "Fried Green Tomatoes" is one of my all time favorites. It is based on a novel by Fannie Flagg starl about a little cafe her great- Aunt Bess owned in Irondale, Alabama. The movie is really about life long friendship. The scene where Evelyn brought Ninny some fried green tomatoes for her birthday... just like they made at the cafe.... always makes my mouth water!
3-4 green tomatoes
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup corn meal
1/2 tsp salt & pepper
Mix together flour, cornmeal, salt & pepper. Add enough milk to create a thick batter. Heat 2 inches of oil in a large skillet. Batter each tomato slice, and wipe off excess. Carefully place in hot oil, browning on both sides. (may or may not need turning, depending on the amount of oil) To cool, drain in a colander to keep tomatoes from becoming soggy. Salt to taste. Tomatoes should be green and firm. Best time to pick green tomatoes is in October. Any red spots and they won't fry or taste as good.
You can also purchase a batter from the "Whistle Stop Cafe Website" It makes perfect fried green tomatoes every time. It makes the tomatoes crispy, but not greasy. Try frying some dill pickle slices while you are at it.
"I found out what the secret to life is: friends. Best friends."
~Ninny Threadgoode/ Fried Green Tomatoes