Friday, October 21, 2011

Fried Green Tomatoes

Because in Portland at a higher elevation apparently, and with how wet this year has been the majority of tomatoes we grew never made it past green...or the damn deer ate all the ripe ones, either way with a little bit of a bitter tone in my voice I decided to make fried green tomatoes.  They were good, real good.  On a side note have I mentioned how much I LOVE analyzing and scrapping data from twitter tweets?  Definitely one of my favorite ways to pass time currently... especially when I am sick, irritated and tired at work.  Onto the scrumptious food.

Serves 2

The Ingredients
3 medium green, or greenish tomatoes, sliced 1/2 inch thick
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 egg
1 cup buttermilk
2/3 cup cornmeal
Salt and Pepper to taste
3 tablespoons olive oil

The Process
1.  In a shallow dish mix together cornmeal, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.

2.  In small bowl whisk together buttermilk and egg, and turn on stove top to medium heat.

3.  Place medium sized skillet on the stove and put oil in it to heat up.

4.  In the mean time dip tomato slices in milk/egg mixture and then put in cornmeal mixture and evenly cover tomato with mixture. Do this with all the tomato slices.

5. When pan is hot add tomatoes to pan in a single layer and cook for about 4 minutes each side or until golden brown.  When done cooking this batch put them on a plate with a paper towel on it to soak up the extra oil.  And continue this process till all the tomatoes are fried.

6.  Then serve!  They are also pretty good with hot sauce or any kind of yogurt sauce.

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