Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Fried Green Tomatoes

     This weekend my baby girl had her first ever dance recital!  I was so excited to see her up there, having a great time with all the little friends she made this year.  She loved it, and she's asked me if she can do dance again next year, and I'm more than happy to oblige her.

My little diva!
      She's so funny.  She goes from ^ (diva, prissy, sassy, and little Miss Thing) to down-in-the-dirt tomboy who can hold her own against any little boy out there.  I love her versatility.  It must be her southern raisin'.

     Speaking of Southern raisin', any true Southerner should be familiar with the recipe I'm about to share.  A few weeks ago when we went up to the Pick-Your-Own farm up in Lucedale, we came back with a basket full of yummy tomatoes, both red and green, and I knew just what I wanted to do with the green ones.

Make Fried Green Tomatoes, of course!  The recipe I'm about to share is from All Recipes, and it's a pretty good one, but depending on the size of your tomatoes, you may need to double the amount of batter required.

4 green tomatoes
2 eggs
1/2 cup milk
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup cornmeal
1/2 cup bread crumbs
2 tsp Kosher salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
oil for frying

Slice tomatoes 1/2" thick; discard the ends.  Whisk the eggs and milk together in a medium sized bowl. Pour flour into a shallow dish.  Mix corn meal, bread crumbs, salt and pepper in another shallow dish.  Dip the tomatoes in the flour, then in the egg mixture, then in the corn meal mix.  Meanwhile, pour about 1/2" oil into a large pan, and heat.    Fry tomatoes in batches of 4-5 (depending on size) about 4 minutes per side, or until browned on each side.  Enjoy!

     This next recipe I had never heard of, but I'm glad I gave it a try.  It's for Green Tomato Bread, which, according to the original poster, tastes like Zucchini Bread.  Having never tried Zucchini Bread, I'll just take her word for it.  I do know that it's really yummy, and you don't even taste the actual tomato in it.  It just tastes like cinnamon.  So here's the recipe:

Green Tomato Bread
from All-Recipes

2 cups finely diced green tomatoes
2 cups white sugar
1 1/2 cups chopped walnuts
1 cup canola oil
2 eggs
1 TBS vanilla extract
1 tsp salt
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 TBS ground cinnamon
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp baking powder

Preheat oven to 350.  Grease and flour 2- 9x5" loaf pans.  Mix tomatoes, sugar, walnuts, oil, eggs, vanilla, and salt together in a large bowl.  Mix flour, cinnamon, baking soda, and baking powder together in a separate bowl.  Combine flour mixture with tomato mixture.  Pour batter into prepared loaf pans.  Bake about 1 hour, or until a toothpick inserted into the bread comes away clean.  Let cool in pans for about 10 minutes.  Turn out onto a wire rack and let cool completely.  Enjoy!


  1. Your little girl is so precious! I love that photo. And I LOVE fried green tomatoes (I'm a southern girl too)... My mom would sprinkle sugar on top to make them sweet. Thanks for sharing that recipe!

  2. Thank you! And I'll have to try adding sugar next time :-)