Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Childhood Memories

We all have them. Good or bad, we all do.  To a Southerner all you have to say is “fried green tomatoes” and they will get a nostalgic smile on their face and their minds go back.  In my case, way back.  Northerners have had a taste of this alternate way of cooking tomatoes and enjoy their slightly tart taste. I feel that this dish was probably created out of necessity.  Families were starving and food was needed immediately.  The tomatoes were picked from the vine while still green and used NOW.  As many things do, a taste was developed and a love born for this concoction.  I do love fried green tomatoes.  Start with a few green tomatoes.  A little salt and pepper, a light dusting of flour and cornmeal and lightly fried in about an inch of canola oil.  Mmmmm…….
Drain onto paper towels after they cook to a nice golden brown.
It doesn’t take a whole lot of tomatoes to have for a dinner.  They can be stored in the fridge and warmed up later.
Fry some up and make a memory. 
Much Love and Prayers from Mainely Ewes Farm.


Terri said...

We've been enjoying fried eggplant here. Yum. Not the healthiest thing to eat, but I can't resist. Your tomatoes look good. I'll have to make some.

Beverly said...

I must admit, I have never had fried green tomatoes. But, we did bread and fry our eggplant the other night and that was yummy. I just might have to try the green tomatoes! When I was growing up, my mother used to fry ripe tomatoes that way.

Fearless Nester said...

Oh I could have used this idea last year when I had to bring in all my tomatoes before we had a frost! They do look quite yummy! ~Lili

Farm Chick Paula said...

Yummm... those pictures made my mouth water!

Sandra said...

We'll usually eat more fried green tomatoes than red ones; we love them that much. I use extra virgin olive oil and mix up my flours with a bit of cornmeal and toasted wheat germ. That wheat germ makes ALL the difference in WOW and good.