Fried Green Tomatoes are rumored of being an original southern dish. And if you’ve seen a somewhat famous movie from the 90’s of the same name, based on a best selling book, you might have thought they were truly southern. However, according to history, and bonappetit.com fried green tomatoes have a more northern/Midwestern United States origin and vibe. Original recipes for fried green tomatoes can be found dating back to the 19th century cookbooks, and they can also be found in Jewish cookbooks from the early 20th century. Nifty pieces of history, right?!
Most recipes for fried green tomatoes follow basic steps, with staple ingredients that can be found in any fridge or pantry, often with the main ingredients being bread crumbs, flour, cornmeal, milk and egg. You can really customize these to your taste, and need. Fried green tomatoes are a great side dish, or appetizer. The seasonings I use for my recipe allow me to pare them with Italian pasta, Mexican, and Southern dishes before. My gourmet recipe for fried green tomatoes can be served well with any of those dishes, and with some adjustments here or there, you can really add them to any cuisine. However, if you just happen to eat the whole batch, and forget to serve them with dinner, I won’t tell anyone!
So, if you have some fresh, pulled from the vine green tomatoes, or were gifted some by some heavenly angel on earth, and have no idea what to do with them, you’ve come to the right place. So, thanks for reading the brief history lesson, and spiel on the origins of fried green tomatoes, and how versatile they are.
Here is my gourmet recipe for fried green tomatoes.
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