Fried Green Tomatoes
(Shared recipe submitted by Mary Ellen Vasquez.)
Mary Ellen writes: "Here's one you won't find on very many sites, but here in the south it is common and a must when the tomatoes are fresh from the garden."
- 2 to 4 medium green tomatoes, washed and dried
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1/2 to 1 cup all-purpose flour
- Bacon drippings
Wash, dry and slice tomatoes 1/4 to 1/2-inch thick. Salt and pepper tomatoes and dip in flour on both sides. Shake off excess and fry until golden brown. The trick to good fried tomatoes is to drain off excess oil and stack them on their side in a paper towel lined deep bowl.
Notes: Bacon drippings are commonly used in the south to fry tomatoes. Vegetable oil will do fine, but you will lose some of the flavor.
About Mary Ellen: Mary Ellen has been collecting "quickie" recipes since the 1960's because she is always in a hurry to get out of the kitchen. These are some she wanted to share. Her e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
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