Can you believe I’d never had fried green tomatoes until recently? I’ve always had a funny feeling I was really missing out. So when I stopped by a local farm stand this week and they had green tomatoes, I knew exactly what I was going to do. Turns out, I was missing out in a big way!
Normally, I don’t fry a lot of food. Not because I don’t love it, but because it seems so labor intensive and I always seem to make such a mess of my kitchen. So I was pleasantly surprised by this recipe. It was pretty simple–you probably have most of the ingredients in your pantry–and I didn’t have a lot of clean-up afterwards. Even if I did make a huge mess, it would have been totally worth it, because these fried green tomatoes were absolutely fabulous!
The cornmeal really adds the perfect Southern flair to this recipe, if you ask me. Admittedly, I have no idea how they make fried green tomatoes down south, but I like to think they use cornmeal. Either way, I thought it was the perfect touch. I urge you not to skip the dipping sauce, because as good as the tomatoes are on their own, the sauce makes them even better. If you don’t have buttermilk available, regular milk will work just fine.
Who Dished It Up First: Adapted from allrecipes.com