I wanna say just about everyone has seen the movie Fried Green Tomatoes, if you haven’t I recommend it. It’s a movie that inspired strength, while also making you laugh and cry.
We had seen this movie so much on the tv the last few days we started craving fried green tomatoes. I search and searched for the right recipe one that was easy and would do it justice. We had been in the grocery store when we found this recipe in a magazine on the check out stand.
4 green tomatoes, sliced to about 1/4 inch thick.
1 1/2 teaspoons of salt
2 cups of all purpose flour
1/2 cup plain cornmeal
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 cup of buttermilk
1 large egg
Place each slice on a drying rack pat with a paper towel and sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon salt. The salt will help absorb a lot of the liquid
I let mine sit for about 45 minutes give or take. Preheat a skillet or fry pan on a medium high heat. Once heated place the oil in the pan. Place your first tomato in the flour mixture turning and shaking off the excess. Move to the buttermilk/ egg mixture and then the cornmeal. Suggest using 2 forks.
Now place in the skillet, cook 3 minutes each side.
Once they are golden brown each side place on a paper towel lined plate. Continue with the rest.