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

The first time I had green fried tomatoes I was a child and 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...