As a Southern-born girl, there are certain things you must learn how to cook. Well, my parents are from California. But I WAS born in Arkansas, so I guess I have to fry SOMEthing!!
There are a few things I have never made until recently... Chicken Pot Pie, Chicken Fried Steak, and FRIED GREEN TOMATOES. I must have found the absolute best recipes, because they have all turned out incredible!
My husband loves my version of Chicken Pot Pie, posted in this blog previously. And the Chicken Fried Steak recipe I found online was awesome (the one with the hot sauce in the batter!! Look for the link on my FB page...)
So the Fried Green Tomatoes... hmmm... Well, if you like cornmeal, it's pretty good! Honestly, I think they'd be even better with the Chicken Fried Steak batter... Nevertheless, here you go!
FRIED GREEN TOMATOES
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup self-rising cornmeal (I didn't have self-rising, so I added about 1/2 tsp baking powder)
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1. Whisk egg and buttermilk. Combine other ingredients, but only 1/4 cup of flour in another bowl. Dredge tomato slices in remaining 1/4 cup flour, dip in egg mixture, and dredge in cornmeal mixture.
2. Pour oil to a depth of about 1/2 inch in a skillet heated to med-high temp. Drop in tomatoes in batches,and cook two minutes on each side or until golden. Drain on paper towels. Sprinkle with salt to taste.
You can dip them in ketchup or ranch dressing!
"Food is never just food. It's also a way of getting at something else: who we are, who we have been, & who we want to be." -- Molly Wizenberg