Introduction: Green Fried Tomatoes at the No. 4 Bus Stop

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The first time I had green fried tomatoes I was a child and I rimember I liked them a lot. I fell in love with them because I tought it was kind of exotic eating something that was not ripe yet, but I believe that I liked them so much because they were fried.

I don't know where mom got the recipe from. Every now and then she'd come up with something new to try and most of the times the results were very pleasing. Occasionally, like the time she tried "Gnocchi à la Parisienne", or the many times she'd bake a rice cake, the ending product was a bit of a disappointment but we ate it nevertheless.

The green tomatoes were a hit!
I remember green tomato jam, I believe it was made with the last tomatoes of the season that would not ripen...

Let's go back to the fried toms!

Ingredients for 4 servings as a side dish:

• 2 green tomatoes

• 1 egg beaten with a tbsp water

• flour

• breadcrumbs

• salt

• pepper

• oil for frying

Wash and dry the tomatoes, then cut 1 cm thick slices.
Beat the egg with the water, and add a good pinch of salt and some freshly ground pepper.
Heat the oil and prepare 3 dishes for the different ingredients for the tomato coating.
Dip the tomato slices in flour, then in the egg, and in the end in the breadcrumbs.
Once all of the slices are coated fry them in the hot oil, and drain them on kitchen paper.
Serve hot.
They are great as a side for grilled meat, or as an accompaniment for cheese. I don't remember what we had with them, they were so good I forgot all about the rest of the meal!

And by the way, the no.4 bus stop it's on the road just outside our house...

Comments

Cooldeal (author)2011-07-09

My grandmother born and raised in the south would make us fried green tomatoes in olive oil. Her coating was a batter I remember and they weren't oily at all. Absolutely delicious. Never forget taking them with us to school or when we'd get home. We'd eat them with fish caught at the river or many kinds of meat.

Mother used to put a little cottage cheese on hers with some sauteed onions.

anatroccolo (author)Cooldeal2011-07-10

I'd love to try green fried tomatoes in batter! Everything taste delicious onece battered and fried! :-P

AngryRedhead (author)2011-05-22

I love fried green tomatoes!  The taste is amazing, and I adore them with a spicy ranch dressing for dipping.

anatroccolo (author)AngryRedhead2011-05-23

Never tried with a dressing, I just squeeze some freesh lemon juice on top of them.
Might try the dressing though...it sounds delicious!

aeray (author)anatroccolo2011-05-23

Strangely enough, I eat them with ketchup and Tabasco (sometimes Sriracha).

anatroccolo (author)aeray2011-05-24

What's "Sriracha"?

aeray (author)anatroccolo2011-05-24

An excellent sauce (invented and produced in the US, despite appearances).

anatroccolo (author)aeray2011-05-24

mmmm... sounds nice on lots of other things too! I love the garlic and chilli combo!

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