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Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Fry those Tomatoes

I think it is time to weigh in on the latest pandemonium that is sweeping the country... not the gas crisis (although Bill has a solution for that as well)
I am talking about the recent salmonella scare in tomatoes.
We have a solution...

Fry those tomatoes before they turn red!

I don't think Salmonella will survive in a bath of 400° grease. Here is our best recipe.
Fried Green Tomatoes
3-4 green tomatoes
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup corn meal
1/2 tsp salt & pepper
vegetable oil

Mix together flour, cornmeal, salt & pepper. Add enough milk to create a thick batter. Heat 2 inches of oil in a large skillet. Batter each tomato slice, and wipe off excess. Carefully place in hot oil, browning on both sides. (may or may not need turning, depending on the amount of oil)
To cool, drain in a colander to keep tomatoes from becoming soggy. Salt to taste.

If you want your batter to be perfect every time, pick up some WhistleStop fried green tomato batter mix. If you can't find it at your local market, you can pick it up on our web site.

Y'all enjoy!


Sugar Bear said...

This whole tomato thing as been scary! I love your Fried Green Tomoato batter!

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From Brad... (of Palma):

Leave it to you to do a blogpost on fried green tomatoes and never use the phrase "fried green tomatoes" in the text! (It only appears to name the recipe.) Simply brilliant, and with only a hint of shameless self-promotion with the batter. Oh, I deleted my first post 'cause you'd probably have no idea who it was from, and I wanted you to (know who it was from).

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Karla~ don't you think this is a great solution?
Brad'll do it~ that's me- shameless! You have to explain the 'caincetiv'.

windycorner said...

This is the best answer I've heard. Much better than letting them go bad. Your recipe is the best. My son loves these.

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

My husband loves fried green tomatoes. It is a favorite at our house....Double hugs to you....Mary

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Holley~ I am waiting for CNN to call any minute now.
Mary~ (( hug ))

Kathy said...

I must have missed the Tomatoes scare, but I am so glad I did not miss your FGT post, they look delicious, I may well be ordering a packet of your flower mix, I'll check here first :),

Susie from Bienvenue said...

I love me some tomatoes!!! Thanks to tomatoes and 4-H. My daughter just won an all expense paid trip to Walt Disney. She went to State and won first place. I will never look at tomatoes the same way. I love anything fried... guess you can tell Im from the south! Nice to meet you, Susie H~

Leigh of Tales from Bloggeritaville said...

Oh! Honnnnneeyyy! I read this and fried me up some today and YUMMMMMY!
I tahnk your blessed heart for sharing.

Love your blog!

London Calling said...

Yum. Can't wait to try it.

Brittany said...

Fried Green Tomatoes is the best movie... you may have convinced me to try 'em!

Thanks for the comment on my blog!

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Kathy~ where have you been... Paddington Station?
Susie~ say high to Micky!
Leigh~ we are back door neighbors! come by for a glass of sweet tea any time.
London calling~ anytime!
Brittany~ thanks for stopping in.

Pearl Maple said...

How sad the humble tomato has caused so much concern and frying them sure is a great solution. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Thank you for your nice comment you left behind... I needed that, smile... Susie H~

Kari (GrannySkywalker) said...

Oh man, I luvs me some fried green tomatoes. We went to the ginormouse flea market in Canton, Texas a few months ago and the highlight for me was the food stand that served the most divine fried green tomatoes. Who'd a-thunk?

I'm wondering how those things would fit into Weight Watchers? Maybe if I used olive oil I could convince myself that they were "healthy". lol And like you said, I'd be preventing salmonella, right? Yeah. This is do-able. :)


Justabeachkat said...

Oh how I love fried green tomatoes. Yum oh!


Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

They look good! I'm waiting for my own homegrowns to turn red first, but I always fry the remaining green ones in the fall.

kari and kijsa said...

Sounds tasty!!! Kari makes a great green tomato cake-sounds interesting, but it is delicious!!

kari & kijsa

Anonymous said...

YUM! I wonder if my brit husband would take to these? hmmmm :)

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Kari~ I hope they were using WhistleStop batter mix (2nd shameless promotion)
K&K~ Green tomato cake? I need to check that out.
London Girl~ anyone who likes fish and chips would love fried green tomatoes!

Rambles by Hay Hay said...

I couldn't believe the recall on tomatoes! But I absolutley love this recipe! One of my favorite eateries here in town has added this dish to the summer menu! I am in heaven! Have a great day!

concerned parent said...

I stumbled across your blog and I love it so much good info.
I just have to say that Fried Green Tomatoes are one of my favorite foods and a great movie.
I grow my own plants just to make sure we as a family have enough green tomaoes for all of us.

PAT said...

Yes, it is definitely time for some fried green tomatoes!


Anonymous said...

I wish I had some green tomatoes - I'd be frying some up right away (to heck with the gym!)

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Hay-Hay~ You can fry tomatoes at home... why go out?
Alisun~ Good for you! I have given up on the gardening, by July the only one eating was that big fat green worm.
Jerry~ I need to be in the gym working off that pasta too.

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