Friday, August 14, 2009

Fried Green Tomatoes (and zucchini)


When I first heard of fried green tomatoes, it was because of the movie. But I could never imagine actually eating one of them! The whole ick factor and everything. I gave it a try though, and I liked them!

I thought I would give them a try with zucchini too, because well, fried zucchini is good. Most things that are fried are good. (fried twinkies? although I've never had them, I'd say NOT good. I don't even like twinkies!)
  • flour
  • eggs
  • salt/pepper
  • bread crumbs
  • oil to fry (I used my tub of bacon grease Mary got me to start keeping)
  • green tomatoes, and zucchini
Create your assembly line with your eggs, sliced veggies, bread crumbs, and flour mixed with the seasonings.
Dip the veggies in this order: egg, flour, egg, bread crumbs.

Heat up a large chunk of your bacon fat and start frying these boys up! You could also use a deep fryer, but a skillet works just fine.

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 5 green tomatoes, sliced 1/2 inch thick
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • bacon grease, or oil to fry
Create an assembly line by mixing together the flour, salt and pepper in one bowl, bread crumbs in another bowl, and the beaten eggs in a third bowl. Melt the bacon grease (or oil) in a large skillet over medium heat. Dip each tomato slice in the egg to coat, then in the flour mixture. Dip the floured tomato slice back into the egg, and then into the bread crumbs. Place the coated tomato slices in the hot skillet, and fry until golden brown on each side, about 3 to 5 minutes per side. Add more grease to the pan, if necessary. Serve hot!

1 comment:

  1. Mmm... you inspired me to make fried zucchini tonight. It's been a couple years, and it was delicious!


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