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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Fried Green Tomatoes

This time of year when the garden is facing the imminent threat of frost, grab a few of those green tomatoes while you're in the harvesting mode.  Not only do these tangy delicacies deliver great flavor, but vitamin C, potassium and beta-carotene as well.  Here's my favorite fried green tomato non-recipe (it's so simple you don't really need to measure anything).

Fried Green Tomatoes with Spicy White BBQ Sauce

2 -3 green tomatoes sliced about 1/4 inch thick
  • Flour Mixture: 1/2 cup white flour + couple dashes of salt, pepper and cayenne pepper
  • Egg wash: 1 egg + 1/4 cup milk (truly, nice pour will suffice - no need to measure)
  • Breading mixture: 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs + 1/2 cup corn meal

One you have your three bowls ready - flour, egg, breading - heat a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat.  Add a small amount of olive oil, then a few slices at a time, fry the floured, egged, and breaded green tomatoes.  Fry each side for 2-3 minutes until nicely browned.  You can also finish off the cooking process in a 350 degree F oven - just place the pan-fried tomato slices on a baking rack set atop a cookie sheet. 

Spicy White BBQ Sauce:
Mix equal parts greek yogurt and barbeque sauce, adding a few drops of tabasco or hot pepper sauce. 

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