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Friday, February 27, 2009

My Fried Green Tomatoes

I've never thought to mention where I get my green tomatoes for frying during the winter until someone asked me recently.

When the growing season ends, I like to use some of my green tomatoes for pickles, but I always save some for frying.
I slice the larger tomatoes about 3/8" thick, stack them in quart canning jars. Add 1TBS of lemon juice to each jar and a pinch of salt..then cover with water leaving 1/2" head space.
I process them in the water bath canner for 40 minutes.



To serve, I drain the tomatoes and cover them with a mixture of seasoned flour and panko bread crumbs. The panko gives the fried tomatoes a nice crunchy coating. :)





The are a nice treat during the winter....





6 comments:

YD said...

Hi Cowgirl! I came back to check out more of your previous posts. I must say, your blog makes me very hungry! Think I'll pick up a sirloin roast to smoke this weekend.
Have a nice weekend!

cowgirl said...

Thank you so much YD!
Smoked sirloin roast sounds wonderful!!
Hope you have a nice weekend too.

Thanks for reading my blog. :)

JP said...

The Mrs and I are planning to try our first real vegetable garden this year, so I will have to keep this in mind for some of the green tomatoes. We both love fried green tomatoes. We have done container growing in the past, but this time we're going to bite the bullet and try to have a small vegetable plot.

I've already visited your blog several times, love the smokehouse. I have a very nice Klose smoker that I use to make the best pulled pork and briskets, but lately I've been looking more toward building some sort of cold smoker for making homemade bacon and dried sausages. While searching for information on cold smokers, I came across your blog. That is one of the NICEST smokehouses I have seen and if mine turns out half as nice, I will be pleased. I'm not sure at this point if I will keep it simple at first and do a barrel smoker with a firepit in the ground and a trench, or go for the more permanent structure like you did. I also never realized how many things you could smoke in a cold smoker until I poked around your blog.

Long story - short, I love the blog. Keep up the great work. If you are ever bored, come visit ours: http://thelittledogshelterintheholler.blogspot.com/

cowgirl said...

Hi JP!
Thank you so much for the kind words about my smokehouse and my blog, I appreciate it!

Your blog looks wonderful, I plan on doing a lot of reading there, thank you so much for the link!

I used to use the barrel and trench method to cold smoke... it does work great! The smokehouse allows me to smoke a lot more at one time... I really love it! :)

If I were you, I'd build something larger than you think you will use.. lol .... It's kind of easy to fill the smokehouse up with items and still have more that I wish I could fit in.

Good luck with your garden this year, those homegrown veggies are hard to beat. If you are interested in another green tomato recipe, I've posted the one I use for green tomato dill pickles.
It's in the recipe section.

Thank you again for the compliments!
I would love to hear about your smoker when you build it.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Mike said...

Well you've finally done it! After what over a year of watching you post scrumptious foods you finally post one that doesn't appeal to me! lol. I'll pass on the t'maters thanks! Especially green ones! But the rest of that dish sure looks good. ;-)

cowgirl said...

LOL! Mike...ya gotta try one!

Good to see ya. :)