“Warm summer sun, shine kindly here. Warm southern wind, blow softly here. Green sod above, lie light, lie light. Good night, dear Heart, Good night, good night.”

By: musicisfoodoflove

Aug 25 2010

Category: Recipes

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-Mark Twain

I made this meal because of the southern feel I am going to miss when I travel back up to ohio.  If anyone’s ever seen the movie Fried Green Tomatoes you understand the beauty of the south.  Obviously the movie depicts hard times, but the landscape is stunning.  That’s why I’ve decided that the main theme from the movie was only fitting for this.

I have to announce that as well as this blog, I think I might start a blog that has nothing to do with food, but more about…well, other things. More on that later.  I’ll make this short, here is the recipe:

Fried Green Tomatoes-

-3-4 Green Tomatoes (green tomatoes are just unripe tomatoes! I went to the grocery store, went to the ‘on the vine’ tomatoes, and picked out the ones that were…well…green!)
-approx. 1-2 cups Cornmeal
-Paprika
-Salt
-Black Pepper
-approx. 1-2 cups Flour
-1 Egg
-Oil (vegetable, canola)

The reason I don’t give measurements on the other ingredients is because it’s all up to taste.
In three separate bowls do the following:
Bowl 1: Crack egg, whisk it (you can add a little milk if you like)
Bowl 2: Dump flour
Bowl 3: Mix cornmeal, salt, pepper, paprika, to taste.
Slice the tomatoes about 1/4-1/3 inches thick.
Dip into egg, then flour, then cornmeal, on both sides.
Fry in either a pan, making sure oil covers the whole tomato slice, or just deep fry it.
It shouldn’t take long at all, 6-8 minutes total.

Horseradish Yogurt sauce:

Such a simple but refreshing way to counter the breaded hot steaming tomatoes! I used store bought horseradish, it seems like buying the root would be a waste of time for how much I ended up using.

-2 heaping Tbs of horseradish, prepared.
-1/3 cup Plain Yogurt (I used nonfat, but who cares!)
-1 tsp ketchup (for color and to add some tomato esq quality into the sauce)
– 2 Tbs milk (to make the sauce thinner)

Mix the ingredients together, chill in the refrigerator until you’re ready to use the sauce and Voila! A beautiful, easy, simple, tasty dinner…or appetizer!

With Love,

Summer

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