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RedShoes Donating Member (658 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 04:35 PM
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Has Anyone Ever Made Fried Green Tomatoes?
I bought two at the farmer's market, but I have never made or had them before. Anybody an expert around here? I wanna try something new.
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 04:41 PM
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1. Got cast iron?
There's nothing special to fried green tomatoes. Slice 'em, season 'em, dredge 'em in flour, dredge 'em in egg, dredge 'em in bread crumbs (or better - corn meal), fry 'em about 5 minutes per side in 1/4 cup or so of oil.
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BOSSHOG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 04:46 PM
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2. What GOPisEvil said
They are just another of God's Gifts. I prefer corn meal.
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RedShoes Donating Member (658 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 04:47 PM
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3. no cast iron. am I SOL? nt
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hellbound-liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 05:06 PM
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4. My wife says she has never made them wthout cast iron but I can't see why it is absolutely necessary
She uses corn meal on hers too and they're great! :9
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siligut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 05:08 PM
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5. Isn't there a special sauce?
I only had them once, as a kid, but I remember sauce.
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hellbound-liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 05:15 PM
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6. Some places serve them with a sauce but we eat 'em right outta the pan!
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siligut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 05:30 PM
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7. What is the sauce?
I keep thinking hollandaise, but can't quite recall. Now I think I should make some, The movie has been on HBO for about two weeks now.
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hellbound-liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 06:07 PM
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8. I seem to remember a white sauce with Dijon mustard and horseradish
I found one here that looks pretty good:

http://www.grouprecipes.com/13990/horseradish-dipping-s...

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Shakespeare Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 06:27 PM
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10. When I order in restaurants, it's usually served with a remoulade sauce.
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 06:50 PM
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11. Ever had eggs benedict with FGT instead of English Muffins?
Hoo boy! :9
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hellbound-liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 07:08 PM
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12. I saw a recipe for that and I think I might have to try it. I make a very good Hollandaise!
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Shakespeare Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 07:11 PM
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13. Yes!! It's my favorite (lower carb) way to have them!!
OH MAN. Now I want some. :9
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 07:15 PM
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14. I posted after eating, otherwise, I'd have to run to HEB.
:D
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Shakespeare Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 07:18 PM
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15. Crabcakes in place of English muffins is another outstanding variation on eggs benedict.
AND, when Character Assassin and I had breakfast at a place in Monterey called Rosine's a few weeks ago, he ordered their southwestern eggs benedict: grilled bonless chicken breast and grilled green chile on an english muffin, topped with poached eggs, and they'd mixed salsa with the hollandaise. Brilliant (and "why didn't I think of that" easy). I wanted to eat my breakfast AND his, it was so good.
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 07:20 PM
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16. Holy. Shit. I never thought of crabcakes.
DAMMIT! Why am I not culinarily brilliant?!

I am not hungry, I am not hungry, I am not hungry
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Shakespeare Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 07:26 PM
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17. LOL--I know. The combination of anything good + hollandaise is a sure winner.
You could be truly decadent and have crabcakes on top of your fried green tomatoes, and continue on with the rest of the standard eggs benedict construction. :7
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 07:28 PM
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19. oh damn...
:thud:
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 06:15 PM
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9. Nah - any heavy skillet will do.
But cast iron is better - especially if you are frying up a large batch. Cast iron holds heat better.
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yellowdogintexas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 07:54 PM
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21. Panko bread crumbs make excellent FGT, instead of bread crumbs or
corn meal. Just be sure the oil is hot enough when you fry or they will soak up all the grease.

You can fry dill pickles, too, you know.
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Acadia Blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 07:27 PM
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18. yes, fine cornmeal breading, oil and iron skillit
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WritingIsMyReligion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 07:42 PM
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20. Confession: I have never seen a fried green tomato.
I barely know what the fuck the thing is. Do you just fry a green tomato?

:hide:
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yellowdogintexas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 07:56 PM
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22. a truly Southern delicacy. when there is an abundance of produce in the
garden, folks get creative. You slice em up, bread em up and fry em up.

I did not like them growing up but I do now. Especially popular in the fall when it is too cool for the tomatoes to ripen properly, so you eat them this way, make green tomato relish etc.

http://southernfood.about.com/od/greentomatoes/r/bl1071...
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:08 PM
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23. Fried tomato sandwiches rock!
My nonni makes them all the time, and they're so good!
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tigereye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:52 PM
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24. my dad used to - just sauteed em in a skillet with some butter or oil...
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RubyDuby in GA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 09:52 PM
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25. No, but I have eaten them at the Whistle Stop Cafe
It's about 40 miles from my house. :)
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