The boss brought in some green tomatoes from her garden. I’ve never had fried green tomatoes, so I thought I’d give them a try. (Turns out, even though Mrs. L.A. lived in the South, she’d never had them either.) I used this recipe.
Next time use ripe tomatoes. Also make bacon, fried eggs, a banger, a slice of black pudding, beans, mushrooms, and fried bread. Fry everything in the bacon grease (except for the mushrooms – just use butter – and the beans).
The key to good FGTs is good tomatoes. And a recipe that works. Your remoulade may or may not be great, but it’s totally unnecessary for good FGTs. We had a serious bumper crop of tomatoes this year. Used them every which way. Try this: a Bacon, Lettuce and Fried Green Tomato sandwich. I made them fried and I grilled them on the barby. Great with everything.
It’s pretty much a Kansas City thing, which is where the book took place. My dad was from Missouri, and made my mom learn to bake green tomato pie. Decades later, when I lived in Kansas, Dad came for a visit and was delighted that my neighbor was making green tomato pie.
Man, that sounds good. Never even thought of that! My leftover green tomatoes this year went into pickled green tomatoes (of course), and green tomato relish. One of the grocery stores by my house actually sells green tomatoes this time of year, but it’s probably just about the end of green tomato season. Saw a few of them last week among the beefsteaks, but usually they have their own shelf space, so I’m guessing they were just mixed in with the red tomatoes as the last of them.