Fried green tomatoes.
Never ate one in my life until we moved to the South!
Today I am sharing a secret family Southern recipe with you.
My friend Laurian, whom I have talked about before
is one fabulous cook!
I say Paula Deen has nothing on her.
Laurian often wants to teach me some of her recipes, however, I decline!
You know why?
Some things are best left up to the experts!
She did make me a cook book though and with her permission, I am sharing.
If you are a Southerner, or a wanttobe Southerner, this recipe is for you!
Heck I am A Northerner transplanted to the South and I LOVE it.
Those Southern folks sure know how to cook and have taught me a thing or two.
Let me share with you just a light meal she whipped up for us last night.
And then the recipe at the end.
I just love the vibrant green of these tomatoes!
I believe this is flour and seasoned cornmeal! oh wait there is more to it.
Very light on the oil as you can see…NOT!
of course a very old cast iron pan a must.
This puppy was HOT HOT HOT.
Notice I use a lot of exclamation points in this post.
it’s because I am full of enthusiasm, not anger, trust me:)
Let me just explain this burger..
vidalia onion flavored burger…
caramelized onion, and I do believe she added sugar to the mix…
fried green tomatoes,
Dukes mayonnaise, provolone cheese on a toasted bun. Served with a side of cheesy potatoes.
GONE in just a few seconds…
memories will last a life time on this burger, let me tell ya!
Delicious double chocolate cake for dessert.
Fresh Watermelon, frozen watermelon..which I did not get a picture..
This is Laurian’s cutie pie…he and Jack met in Kindergarten and now going into 5th grade…
The evening could not have been better.
I have actually made a few recipes of my own..and with the help of Miss Laurian
you can check those out too while you are here.
Those dump cakes are nothing dumpy I tell ya!
Thanks Laurian, you are the best!~
Fried green tomatoes
- 4-6 Medium Green Tomatoes
- 1 cup of buttermilk well shaken
- 1 cup of
- 1 cup of Cornmeal
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- Vegetable oil for frying
- Slice tomatoes ¼ in size and let "sit a bit". Combine all dry ingredients. Taking each slice, dredged first in dry mix, then the buttermilk, then back through the dry ingredients. Best if fried in a cast iron skillet and oil needs to be very hot. Placing each slice in hot oil fry till crispy brown turning equal browning (about 2 minutes)
These tasty tomatoes can be served like a BLT. Or even better as shown topped on vidalia onion burger with caramelized onions in a touch of sugar making sure you get that caramel color. FANTASTIC!