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Lose the egg and use milk instead (better yet buttermilk). Add more seasonings! There is no way 3 tablespoons will give you 1/4 inch of oil in the bottom of a large fry pan and as another reviewer mentioned a good southener would never use olive oil for fried "t'maters". From a transplanted Alabamian...
OMGOODNESS! I think the cornmeal adds a little crunch to this normally soggy side. I love them this way. This is always how I make fried green tomatoes. I use some salt and pepper too. Try this: dip the tomato in egg then flour then egg then cornmeal. If desired add the salt and pepper to the flour. YUMMMMMY!
Wonderful recipe! All I added was salt and pepper and changed the oil to vegetable cooking oil. I didn't measure it just poured it in the pan and used what I needed. When I was finished I addedthe egg/milk mixture to the remaining cornmeal mixture; mixed it into a dough formed small cakes with it and fried it in the same oil the tomatoes were fried in. YUM! My husband loved it! This was the first and only recipe I'll ever try. It is perfect!
Sadly I have to agree with some of the other reviews. The Olive Oil overpowers the delicate taste of the green tomatoes and the smoke point of the Olive Oil does not allow them to get crispy enough. The cornmeal is good though. It's authentic in parts of the south.
You have to start with the right tomato. Saucing or juicing tomatoes just do not fry bake or stew well. You need fleshy meaty tomatoes- not the ones filled with seed pockets and juice. Don't expect supermarket tomatoes to fry well. They've probably been frozen and will be mealy. Get your green toms from your garden or a farmer and view the cut open flesh."Big Boy" and "Beefsteak" are two types that fry well when green. I salt the slices to drain off some of the moisture and bitterness before I bread or batter them. Some folks like the acidity and use buttermilk to increase it. Fried green toms are considered a southern "curiosity" but it's really just a variation on the centuries old fried eggplant and tastes almost identical (Try a few sprinkles of basil oregano and Parmesean cheese on the toms!). I fry my green toms in olive oil (not EVOO) and/or other oil blends depending on the flavor I want. Traditionally in the south bacon grease or lard would've been used to fry 'em in and I sometimes go with tradition. I find Olive oil garlic and Toms are "naturals" together. Buy when the price is low and freeze them. They can be preped breaded and frozen on sheet pans or waxed paper then bagged and fried from the freezer just like eggplant or Okra...try green tomato "chips" from your dehydrator!
GREAT....glad to see someone else uses olive oil much healthier! I added a little onion powder salt and pepper to my milk/egg mixture for flavor and half Italian bread crumbs/half corn meal. Very good the Italian bread crumbs give a bit more flavor. So I guess I made the "Italian Fried Green Tomatoes"...also used zucchini - YUM.
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