Hassie’s Fried Green Tomato Recipe
Fresh green tomatoes are beginning to show up in the garden just in time to satisfy everyone’s craving for this yearly delight of fried green tomatoes.
For this recipe you will need:
1 Cup of Buttermilk
1/4 Cup Flour
3/4 Cup Corn Meal
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
1/3 Teaspoon Black Pepper
4 Medium Green to Pink Tomatoes [I like my tomatoes to have a little color to them, the choice is up to you, but you do want them ripe enough to not have a strong bitter green taste]
Enough Oil to cover the bottom of your frying pan about 1/2 inch deep.
Slice the tomatoes into 1/2 inch slices, then lay the slices on 2 layers of paper towels, to absorb the liquid. Too much liquid will keep your dry ingredients from sticking to your tomato slices. You will need them as dry as possible as you will be adding the buttermilk to act as binder for the dry ingredients.
Mix the dry ingredients and place in a shallow flat bowl. Pour the buttermilk into medium bowl with enough room to submerge the tomato slices. Adding buttermilk to this recipe will enhance the fried tomatoes with a little extra zip and tang.
Heat the oil over medium high heat. Place the tomato slices into the buttermilk, remove one slice at a time, draining off the excess buttermilk, then dredge through the dry ingredients. Carefully place the slices into the hot oil. Fry until a golden brown on both sides [about 2 minutes for each side].
You can use these golden slices as a wonderful side dish, an appetizer with dip or add them to bacon, lettuce and mayonnaise for a Fried Green Tomato BLT Sandwich.
Sweet Fried Tomato Dip Recipe
1/2 Cup of Mayonnaise
2 Tablespoons of Ketchup
1 Teaspoon Mustard
2 Heaping Tablespoons of Sweet Pickle Relish
Mix all ingredients until thoroughly incorporated. Store in an air tight container and keep refrigerated between uses.