Fried Green Tomatoes
I’m not a tomato person. I’ve never flecked one with salt and eaten it like an apple. I don’t slice them up and tuck them into sandwiches. There’s something just too squishy about raw tomatoes. But I do love cooking with them. They impart sweet flavor and pretty color to every dish you throw them into. I love them roasted and paired with quinoa, pastas, and pizza.
But my hands-down favorite way to enjoy a tomato is sliced, battered and fried. And the only tomato capable of handling that treatment is this guy: the green tomato. Behold its glory.
I saw them at the Union Square Green Market last week and could not resist.
So I sliced them. And then I followed this recipe. It’s from the Neely’s. They seem like nice people and I trust their recipes when it comes to Southern-style cuisine.
They were perfect. Slightly spicy, slightly tart, perfect texture. But I made one huge mistake. Epic.
I didn’t make any ranch dressing to dunk them in.