Sunday, November 26, 2006

Fried Green Tomato Sandwiches with Purple Fries

At the last farmers market in Millarville I bought a case of tomatos from my favorite tomato growers Whiskey Creek. I bought a case of half and halfs - half ripe, or nearly ripe and half green. I figured this would be great - not only would the green ones slowly ripen, keeping us in tomato heaven for a bit longer, but I could make fried green tomatos, too.

Fried Green Tomatos

3 or 4 green tomatos, cored and cut into 1/4" slices.
2 cups buttermilk
1 tsp pepper
1 cup flour
1 tsp salt
3 eggs
1 cup cornmeal

Place the tomatos and half the pepper in a large bowl and pour in the buttermilk. Refrigerate 6 to 8 hours.

On a large plate mix the flour with the remaining pepper and the salt. Place the cornmeal on another plate, and whisk the eggs together in a bowl. Heat about 1" of oil in a large pan over medium high heat. Remove the tomato slices from the buttermilk and lightly shake them off. Dredge each in the flour, then dip in the egg , then coat with the cornmeal. When the oil is hot, add a few of the slices and cook, turning once, until brown and crisp on both sides, about 10 minutes total. Drain on paper towels and keep warm while you cook the rest of the slices, adding more oil to the pan if needed.

My Fried Green Tomato Sandwich has garlic mayo, basil and red onion slices. Can't get much better.


Anonymous said...

That sounds delicious and looks both like something you'd see in a gourmet restuarant and like a plate of good old comfort food. Yum.

Ari (Baking and Books)

Anonymous said...

Oh yum! I've been wanting to try a fried green tomatoes recipe. Now you've done it...I must do it now:)

Courtney said...


I've been dying to try fried green tomatoes for years! Argh.

Anonymous said...

Oh, wow, that looks so good! I'll definitely put this on my list of recipes to try. Thanks for the comment on my blog. Take care.

Lis said...

Lurve the colors of this dish! I've never seen an "adult" blue potato where I live. They only sell the baby blue potatoes in lil sacks, and then it's not very often. I roasted a bag once and they were delish!
I've never had a fried green tomato - after all these years of reading about them. I'm dying to know how they taste, but I'm a lil scared to make them - I dunno why.

Brilynn said...

Those fries look so cool. And that sandwich... oooh the sandwich...

Sara said...

Ari- thanks! I think you're right, it is comfort food.

IOF - hope you do, they were goooooood.

Courtney - I would LOVE to see what you would do to fried green tomatos!

Meg - thanks!

Lis - they are my favorite potato because I love the color - it's like kids food.

Brilynn - It was very very good.

Tanna said...

In the four days I was gone, the freeze came and got all my tomatoes I was going to do as fried green ones and now I find your post to tease me with what I missed.
Gosh those look so good.