Sunday, January 15, 2012


How could we possibly have a blog of old time recipes without some good old fashion fried green tomatoes?  I know we loved them in Indiana. As the Fall would come in, we would hurry out to harvest all the tomatoes before the frosts and/or freeze would get to them.  Some were wrapped in newspaper to ripen but many were fried while still green.  Having lived in 5 states, I have come to realize that Fried Green Tomatoes are popular in many places.  And I have news for you Southerners.  Fried Green Tomatoes are not unique to you!  Here is my favorite recipe:

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups water
1 tbsp seasoned salt
6 medium green tomatoes, sliced into 1/4-inch slices
2 1/2 cups fine saltine cracker crumbs
Vegetable oil for frying

In a shallow bowl whisk together the flour, water, and salt; whisk until smooth.

Place the cracker crumbs in a separate shallow bowl.

Dip the tomato slices first into the flour mixture then into the cracker crumbs coating evenly.

In a large skillet, I prefer cast iron, heat about 1/8 to 1/4-inch of oil over medium-high heat until hot.  Drop the sliced tomatoes carefully into the hot oil and cook approximately 2 minutes.  Turn and cook the second side another 2 minutes or until they are golden brown.

Yield: 8 servings  

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