A Yankee tries the fried green

Discussion in 'Tomatoes' started by richtee, Sep 17, 2007.

  1. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Yum! Don't know any traditional recipes.. post some?

    I used Progresso bread crumbs, Kosher salt, Cracked Black, and while thinking on the slight sour taste of an unripe tomato, tossed in a bit of dry mustard and a touch of brown sugar.

    Cut 1/8" thick, egg/milk washed, into the breading, then into a frypan with about 1/4" of hot canola oil.

    Sheesh...who'da thunk it? Good stuff!
  2. cajun_1

    cajun_1 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Sounds pretty good. I still have tons of green one's in the garden. Temps are starting to fall, so I should start thinking about what to do with them. Hate to see them go to waste.
  3. gooose53

    gooose53 Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Fried green tomatoes is one of my favorites....but I like them cut a little thicker myself.
  4. dacdots

    dacdots Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Pickled green tomatoes are good also.Just use a recipe for dill pickles and slice the tom as thick or thin as you want.If you have any small tom you can use them whole.Also you can pick your green toms,wrap them in newspaper,put them somewhere cool,dry, and dark to ripen.I have done this right before a frost was fixin to kill them and had ripe toms up till Xmas.Granted they are not as good as vine ripened but they are still better than what you will get in the store that time of the year.
  5. bigarm's smokin

    bigarm's smokin Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I cut them 3/8 inch thick, dredge in corn meal and fry in bacon grease, you can also dredge in beaten egg, then the corn meal. [​IMG] Terry
  6. wvsmokeman

    wvsmokeman Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I love fried green tomatoes. Another favorite is grilled green tomatoes. Slice like you do for frying, coat them with EVOO season with salt and pepper. Grill over direct medium heat and sprinkle them well with Parmesan cheese the last few minutes....very yummy.
  7. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    An' I used to toss 'em at cars.... sigh.
  8. cajun_1

    cajun_1 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Where I live, I'd have to wait hours for a car to pass [​IMG]
  9. gypsyseagod

    gypsyseagod Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    i soak the slices overnight in evoo,white wine,& vinegar w/ smoked garlic, onion, & basil. then flash grill & then smoke them. good stuff.
  10. hawgheaven

    hawgheaven Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Great stuff! I used to turn my nose up at them, but then one day, I ate one without realizing what it was at first... they were damn good! I've been hooked ever since... that was prolly 40 years ago!
  11. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    No breading? Someone mentioned to me to try cornmeal... C'mon all you below the Mason-Dixon...how am I SUPPOSED to do these?
  12. hawgheaven

    hawgheaven Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I don't know if there is an "official" recipe for them... but what you did sounds good. The way I do them is sliced about 1/4-3/8" thick, flopped in beaten egg, dredged in a mix of flour and cornmeal or breadcrumbs, fried in bacon grease (or what ever you like), then salt and pepper when they come out of the pan. Simple and very good!

    Hope this helps!
  13. vlap

    vlap Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I like em pretty much as stated above but I tend to season before and after. Also try making a blt with them. A different taste in an old classic[​IMG]
  14. cajun_1

    cajun_1 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    My morning temps these last few days has been in the low 40's and don't see much better for the future mornings. ( Think winter is at the doorstep ) . Saw on CNN that it snowed in Colorado yesterday. Time to get serious about these green tomatoes. Saw where I can make green salsa and can it. Dacdots came up with "pickleing" them. Thanks David a great idea.
  15. zapper

    zapper Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Hawgheaven bout hit the nail on the head as far as the basics go, anything else is gourmet. My oldman would usually just slice them and fry them without anything in some bacon grease along with a split open banana pepper of unpredictible heat and some onions.

    I will tell you that for a cheat on some breading and batters that there are some good hush puppie and onion ring mixes out there (Martha White comes to mind) Just add a little corn meal or such to doctor them up to your likeing.

    Pickeled green tomatoes is one of my favorites too, but instead of slicing we tend to cut them into wedges (quarters or eighths or such). Good in a gardinia type mix too.
  16. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Smoking Guru

    Mama used to use crushed ritz crakers salt and pepper fry em up and dry them on paper towels and either eat em like that or use them like eggplants for parmesan.

    I like to dip them in half corn meal half flour then milk and sprinkle with salt, peper and canjun spice when I fry them but then cornbread is one of my weaknesses!


    or like David said Pickled greem tomatoes or put them in newspaper in the root cellar and let them turn orangish - not the red they turn on the vine exactly, more like hothouse color.

    or green tomatoe pickle relish or picklilly
  17. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Huh...why'd I let any of 'em ripen? heh..
  18. sumosmoke

    sumosmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Rejuvinating yet another oldie, but goodie, southern recipe. I've just started smoking bacon on the grill ... add to it a couple slices of fried green tomato, some fresh lettuce, and 2 slices of texas toast = KILLER BLT sammie!!!

    Now I gotta go try this and will post q-vue ...
  19. earache_my_eye

    earache_my_eye Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member


    Pretty brave words there, Ken........LOL
  20. desertlites

    desertlites Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    ya I thinking thats doubtfull also Eric!

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