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FRIED GREEN TOMATOES
« on: April 12, 2010, 02:59:04 pm »
Yeah I'm going there....  :lulz:

You will need....

Panko bread crumbs
Corn flour (NOT corn meal) if you can't find, mix 3/4 cup cake flour with a 1/4 cup fine cornmeal. This makes a difference, plain flour, even cake, can get gummy.
French fried onions (about 1/2 a cup)
egg or eggbeaters
oil of choice - I used canola
sea salt - I tried smoked this weekend (thanks ECH) and it was terrific.
pepper
chili pepper
2-3 large green tomatoes

There is some debate on a couple of things to do before you fry your tomato slices.  Skin on or off?  Do you seed them first?

I leave the skin on if I am doing slices 1/4 inch or less because without the skin they tend to fall apart.  I always seed my tomaotoes before frying.

So, cut your tomato slices approx 1/4 in thick and lay on a wire rack over a pan.  Salt the slices and let sit for about 1/2 an hour until the jelly and seeds have leaked out.

While the slices are sitting, take your french fried onions and lay them out on a baking sheet, pop them under the broiler for maybe 2-3 minutes until crunchy but not burnt.  Let cool then grind them in the food processor.

Mix the onions with your panko about 2 pank to one onion. (this combination is also great on fish and chicken).  Beat your egg in a bowl.  Pour some corn flour in yet another bowl.

Get your skillet out and turn on the heat.  Pour the oil in and let it get all shimmery!  Just enough to cover the bottom.

Rinse off the tomato slices and pat dry, sprinkle lightly with salt, pepper and chili pepper if you choose to use it. I wouldn't put chili pepper on both sides.  Dip into the corn flour, shake, in the egg, then into the panko and onion mixture.  Put them in the oil and fry until a nice golden brown. Watch them, you don't want the tomato to get crunchy, just the coating.

Now you have your leftover tomato jelly and seeds. Run that through a strainer to catch the seeds.  Mix the jelly with a bit of white wine vinegar, olive oil, garlic, whatever makes you happy herb wise and use on a micro green salad as dressing.  The jelly gives it a really nice boost.

Edited because I cannot spell.....
« Last Edit: April 12, 2010, 04:45:18 pm by Khara »

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Re: FRIED GREN TOMATOES
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2010, 03:04:07 pm »
mmMM I wish you'd have got pics of that!
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Re: FRIED GREN TOMATOES
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2010, 03:05:58 pm »
mmMM I wish you'd have got pics of that!

I keep trying to get them from my phone to my computer but they won't open.  I'm doing something wrong.

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Re: FRIED GREEN TOMATOES
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2010, 04:46:27 pm »
email the pix to yourself first, khara--that's what I do.

Yum!  My recipe is soooo different, but with worse results, so I think I'll try yours!