Fried Green Tomatoes

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  1. Beach Hiker

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    The problem with growing tomatoes is.....
    you have none, and then BOOM! You have more than you can eat.
    One solution is fried green tomatoes.
    They are SO delicious!
    Pretty easy to make. An "only once a year" treat for us. I love them. 20190717_104001.jpg

    Here they are, after being battered and pan fried:
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    There are many ways to eat a tomato but without a doubt, fried green is the best way!
     
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    If my wife had her way we would never see a red tomato, she loves fried green ones. We ave some in the fridge for tonight.
     
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    Any good recipes out there?
    The ones above were done in batter....
     
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    knot pacifically on topic butt kinda link'd to the OP

    GREEN 'MATERS

    green tomato chow-chow

    look it up if you have lotsa green tomatoes and you know you wont be able to eat/use-up/process all of them as they ripen

    the spicy-ness or sweet-ness can be adjusted to taste w/ many of the recipes out there

    my MIL spoiled me w/ this stuff for years

    great topping for beans a/o whatever
     
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    I never tried them fried whole like that! But I agree fried green tomatoes are the bomb, I like them battered and fried in about 1/2" slices and then put some country gravy over them.

    Also half red ones are good fried the same way too!
     
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    Are those fried whole? Typically here they're sliced. You can batter and fry them any way you like, everybody has their own take on it. Most are not really heavily battered like onion rings. Maybe an egg wash & light flour/cornmeal + seasoning.
     
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    They are sliced..... but quite thick, and the batter is also thick.
    The batter is made with oregano, turmeric, paprika and so on.
     
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    That sounds exceptionally good!
     
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    use a 50-50 mix of seasoned panko and andys seasoning. dip in egg first than breading mixture than pan fry. for another tasty treat, you can use cucumbers the same way as fried green tomatoes.
     
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    Those fried green tomatoes look delicious
     
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    Rob, you must be from Southern Poland...;)
     
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    Nope, nope, nope.

    Tomatoes are for making spaghetti sauce, pizza sauce, and ketchup.
     
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    You're just trying to get this thread locked! Lol.!
     
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    Looks tasty.Due to all the heavy rainfall our tomatoes are just now blooming,looking forward to some fresh grown goodness.I do our fried green tomatoes with and egg wash,then lightly coated in flour,seasoned with sea salt,black pepper and basil, then very lightly drizzled with a balsamic vinaigrette just before serving.
     
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    And insalata caprese - yum! :)
     
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    :confused: You'll have to translate. Or better yet... provide a recipe. :D

     
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    With mozzarella di buffala.... and fresh basil.
     
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    Caprese salad. Just fresh mozzarella, tomato, and basil, usually with olive oil or balsamic vinegar.
     
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    Those are practically a food group unto themselves here. I like a 75/25 cornmeal to flour ratio with kosher salt, black pepper, basil, oregano, cumin and turmeric mixed in, a little buttermilk mixed in with the egg wash.....ok now I'm hungry. :D
     
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    Try them sliced and just dusted with flour, salt and pepper.

    You can also slice them and freeze them for winter enjoyment too. Works well.
     
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    I've never had Fried Green Tomatoes but they sound like a real treat. I often have sliced tomatoes on a grilled ham and cheese sandwich or in an omelette. The sweetness really comes out.

    Home grown tomatoes taste so much better than the store-bought variety which taste bland compared to the garden variety. I often drive through the farm areas watching for the roadside produce stands. Fresh veggies and especially tomatoes are abundant. I love red toms quartered and sprinkled with salt. Eating them like candy with the juice dribbling down my chin! Best ever!

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    PMSteve you must remedy this predicament immediately, once you have had fried green tomatoes it changes your whole outlook on tomatoes, you are truly in for one of foods great treats.
     
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    Man, posts like this make me hungry! I will have to see about adding some wider variety of tomatoes to my little vegetable garden out back.
     
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    I know right! Usually always see something tasty first thing in the morning then I'm hungry until lunch haha!
     
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    Right up there next ta bacon. Also like chow chow and green tomato pickles. joe
     
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    Dipped in buttermilk and rolled in seasoned cornmeal.
     
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    I'm looking forward to it!

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    My wife used to make it with onions. It's tasty. joe
     
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    Almost every "tomato" in our supermarkets is green - just turned artificially pink by exposure to acetylene gas in a grass house. Great if you like green tomatoes. Good reason to grow your own if you like ripe tomatoes, but hard due to shortening frost-free season in this area (NE OH) over the last ten years.
     
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    I try to fry up a batch or two each year. Lived in an apartment for several years so I had to acquire them from local farmers markets. Never thought about freezing them for winter use though. They never seemed to make it to the freezer. Have also ordered them in a few restaurants, but they are never close to home fried. My summer delicacy is fried yellow squash, sadly I planted late this year so I still have a week or two before it’s harvest time. Dang it now I’m craving fried squash and green tomatoes
     
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