While cruising the Farmers Market last weekend, I came across some green tomatoes. Not only a southern favorite, but also a personal favorite, I immediately knew what I was cooking for dinner that night. Fried Green Tomatoes.
3 Green Tomatoes
1/2 Cup of buttermilk
1/2 cup of cornmeal
1/2 cup of all purpose flour
1. Wash tomatoes then cut tomatoes into one inch slices (like above photo.)
2. Whisk together egg and buttermilk in one bowl. In another bowl combine all-purpose flour, a pinch of salt and pepper and cornmeal together.
3. Take one of your tomatoes slices and dredge the tomato in buttermilk mixture, then in cornmeal mixture. Make sure the entire tomatoes is covered in cornmeal mixture.
(Also, Be sure to use one wet hand/one dry hand method or you’ll end up with a mess!)
4. In a large pan, heat your vegetable oil until it is about 375°.
5. Carefully place tomatoes into oil. Cook tomatoes until golden brown on one side then flip to cook on other side until golden brown.
6. One finished cooking, place on paper towels to drain. Immediately out of the oil sprinkle salt and pepper to taste.
One of my favorite part of eating a fried green tomatoes is the “extras.” There are tons of sauces and toppings that would taste delicious with your fried green tomatoes, but my favorite topping is crab meat and remoulade sauce. Thankfully, we had some extra crab meat left from a crab boil the night before so I lucked out. But for those of you who are looking for a delicious remoulade sauce, check out this one.
Most remoulade sauces consists of a ton of mayo and ketchup, but this recipe in particular is a more vinegary sauce.
1 cup mustard
1/2 cup ketchup
3/4 olive oil
1/2 red wine vinegar
3 Celery Stalks
1 yellow pepper
1 small red onion
Simply chop vegetables in chunks and blend together in a food processor until finely chopped. In a food processor add the rest of the liquid ingredients. Blend together well and refrigerate until ready to use!