Savannah's Cafe Fried Green Tomatoes (Slideshow)
Fried Green Tomatoes...
Ya'll don't want to miss this recipe in the Chef's Kitchen.
I went to Savannah's Cafe in downtown St. Petersburg, where they showcase an old-fashioned southern dish.
They are easy to prepare and at Savannah's Cafe, they are also one of the most popular dishes.
Let's take a look.
What you'll need for the Fried Green Tomatoes:
- 1 green tomato sliced into four parts
- 2 cups flour
- 2 tbsp. garlic powder
- 2 tbsp. paprika
- 2 tbsp. dried oregano
- 3 tbsp. salt
- 2 oz. fine chopped parsley
- 3 tbsp. Black pepper
- 2 eggs mixed with milk and water
- 3 roasted red peppers without seeds and skin
- 2 oz. honey
- 2 tbsp. oregano
- 4 cloves roasted garlic mashed into paste
- Â¼ cup red wine vinegar
- Â¼ cup water
Slice the tomato into four parts.
Chef Beetle from Savannah's Cafe takes us through the recipe.
Start by cutting the tomato into slices.
You can get four thick slices per green tomato.
Now season the flour with garlic and dried oregano.
The oregano accents the red pepper puree that goes with the dish.
Also add a little paprika, salt, parsley and cracked black pepper.
Mix the seasoned flour together.
Now, let's deep-fry the tomatoes.
Along with the flour, an egg wash will help create a double batter.
For the egg wash use a couple of eggs, a little milk and water to thin it out.
The tomatoes are already wet; so first dredge them in the flour.
Mix all the spices in the flour.
Then place the floured tomatoes in the egg wash.
Again go back into the flour to create the double batter.
It gives the tomatoes a nice hearty coating.
Simply deep-fry the tomatoes and they are ready to plate.
Pour some of the red pepper puree on the plate then place the fried tomatoes.
For the puree, add roasted red peppers to a food processor.
Next add honey, oregano and roasted garlic that are mashed into a paste.
Finish by purÃ©eing everything in a food processor with red wine vinegar and water.
Top the dish with goat cheese and finish with some pecans.