Friday, August 28, 2009

Food Friday - Seeing Green

I saw real green tomatoes in the grocery store last week. Now this may sound like a "duh" to some, but where I grew up, we never saw green tomatoes. Any who, I knew right away that I wanted to try to make some fried green tomatoes. I looked online and it seemed most recipes were the same or very similar. So, off I went making some of it up as I went:

1/2 cup cornmeal

1 cup of bread crumbs . . . I decided to use a mixture of cornmeal and bread crumbs. I am not a huge fan of cornmeal on its own, but like the crunch it gives.

I also added 1tsp onion powder and 1tsp ground cayenne pepper

Sliced green tomatoes.

Cover green tomatoes with crumb mixture.

Fried in about 1/4" Vegetable oil. I used veggie oil because it was the most common oil I saw in the recipes. About medium heat.

They fry up quickly, only a few minutes on each side.

I put napkins and then a paper plate over a regular plate to let them drain some. Very yummy! The seasonings were not enough to really make a difference, but still good. Will definitely make again some time . . . maybe with more seasonings though.

The boy didn't care for them, but he's not a big fan of tomatoes in general.


  1. They look so good, I found some green tomatoes at the Farmer's Market, haven't made them yet, maybe tonight, Good Job !!!

  2. Looks good. I made some fried green tomatoes last week. I just used Italian bread crumbs and fried them in olive oil. Well first I dipped them in an egg/milk wash to help the bread crumbs stick. They were good. Now I want some more. Good idea on the seasonings, would add a little kick, I will have to try that if I ever see green ones again. Keep your eye out Mom.

  3. Yummy. I'm looking at my tomato plants with new eyes now!

  4. fried green tomatos . . There is such beauty in the world :) I had gotten a gigantic zucchini from the farmers market the last time we went and on a spur of the moment fried them up very similar to green tomatos and was pleasantly surprised I'll have to try it again with your added seasoning.