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Monday, October 14, 2013

Fried Green Tomatoes



It was on my Fall Fun To Do List, so I thought this weekend
would be a good time to make some and have a taste 
of the south!  And when I looked online for a recipe
I decided that nobody would know southern
cooking better than The Neelys.  I love to watch them
cook together on their Food Network show, too.



These did not disappoint...crunchy and full of flavor!
The recipe I used is here.
Next time I'll do a little tweaking to the recipe, like
adding cornmeal and more paprika to the dredging
 flour... and cutting the recipe in half. 
 Other than that it, was quite tasty!


69 comments:

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    1. Yes, they are! I almost wish I'd picked more during the summer to make instead of letting them ripen!

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  2. LOVE fried green tomatoes!

    The only tomato plants I had this year were the grape variety. Not sure how well the green fruits would fry. I may have to look into that!

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    1. I don't see why it wouldn't work....I think you should try it! :)

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  3. Never tried them. Always wanted to!

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    1. You should ask Kathy to put a tomato plant in her yard next summer. :)

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    2. She grew tomatoes this year but didn't do anything fancy with them.

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    3. She might have some green ones left with the weather not so hot now. :)

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  4. nice...been a while since i had them...they are good...
    what is the sauce?

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    1. It's a buttermilk sauce that was included with the recipe. It was good!

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  5. These look delicious Betsy! Hope to plant tomatos this year:)

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    1. Yes, it won't be long now and you'll be putting in your garden!

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    2. You know who like these the most? Alex! Oh my ...he ate a LOT of them. lol....

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    3. I think.is soo good for Alex tomatos is something so good with vitamines.The twins love tomatos anyway and dito when was little only love the tomato.juice now he loves tomstos:)

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    4. There isn't too many things that Alex won't eat. He love to eat! ha. He loves all kinds of tomatoes, too...

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    5. Is nice he loves tomatos I think sometimes I see kids dont like tomatos and dont like lettuces, so bad.!
      I put in your Wall some pictures when you want see!

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    6. He doesn't like lettuce, but he likes spinach in omelettes and on pizza! ha. He loves salsa, too!

      ok...coming over to visit my wall! :)

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    7. beautiful! thanks for posting those...love the ladybug!

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    8. ah ladybug is cute, these pictures was with Esperanza camera is like yours is amazing. Sometimes she let me the camera LOL

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    9. Oh, you'll just have to 'borrow' it more when she's at work! haha.

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    10. Yes that I made but when she is angry with me (sometimes) I can't :)

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  6. Looks yummy, Betsy. Why you Southern gal... You needed to add some of my fried okra...HaHa. I like fried green tomatoes, and the movie too.

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    1. ha...I'm not even sure I could find okra up here! My mom used to put it in her vegetable soup...that's the only way I've ever had it..and haven't seen it since!

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    2. I was looking for Corn Candy today and our grocery store didn't have it. Martha said she thinks you get yours at Walmart. Target is closer to us, maybe I'll check there.

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    3. I'm sure Target would have it! You gotta have candy corn or it isn't fall! haha.

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  7. Those tomatoes look yummy! Too bad we pulled up all of our tomato plants.

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    1. Your garden is done? I think I picked my last basket of veggies this weekend...the green peppers and jalapenos may produce more though. Not hot enough for any more tomatoes, I'm thinking...

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  8. I've never had fried green tomatoes, but someday I'll try them. I love the Neeleys too!

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    1. I think they are less and less common the further north you get. I don't even know anyone else that eats them in Ohio and I bet it's been 5-6 years since I made them.

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  9. Strangely one of the things that I never ate when I lived in AR, don't know why, but I wish I had. Yours look great Betsy. FGT's are another food not eaten in England, no pumpkin pie either! Have a great week. xx

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    1. Forgot to say, your fun fall list is going really well!

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    2. Funny how different the foods are between the two countries, isn't it? I baked zucchini bread last summer and one of my Brit bloggy friends didn't know what a zucchini was! :) And one fall, a friend in Australia commented on how she just didn't understand our fascination with pumpkin! haha.

      Now, if we only had tea time! :)

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    3. I have trouble making myself understood sometimes 'cause I speak English in three languages - English English, American English, Australian English. My shopping lists would be a right mess to some people!! I did miss my cups of tea when in America though, so I do love being here for tea time!

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    4. Oh, that's hilarious. :) So, are you British yourself? Any American or Australian blood in you? And what brought you to AZ when you were here?

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    5. Born in Australia, lived in UK, British parents, ex husband American, so lived in AR with him, then back to UK and now married to a Brit who has lived here all his life (we live fairly close to where he was born!). Talk about confused huh!

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    6. haha...confusing? No...complicated? Yes. lol....and much more adventurous than my life. :)

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  10. I have never seen green tomatoes!! Yum!! Take care
    x

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  11. Hi Betsy - I love the idea of fried green tomatoes - those look particularly good ... and have always thought I'd give them a go sometime ..

    Cheers - now I'm hungry ... not a great idea! Happy week .. Hilary

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    1. They were especially good...but anything deep fried is wonderful, don't you think? :)

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  12. I've never had tomatoes done like this before but now I really want to try it, mmm!

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  13. Looks good! Our garden has been pulled up for awhile now. We did transplant strawberries yesterday afternoon. We are doing painting come on over to Southern IL. It isn't our favorite thing to do. BUT looks so nice and different when done.

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    1. I grow strawberries, too! They produced a good amount of fruit this year, but tiny fruit. I let most of it fall to seed again to fill in the empty spots in the patch. I'm expecting great things next year!

      Painting...wall? Oh, how fun...well, not fun...but the end result sure is! How exciting! :)

      I lived in Illinois as a kid...Normal, Decatur and Champaign. :)

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  14. It is still morning-dark here... but, I am wanting a Fried Green Tomato! LOL! blessings ~ tanna

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    1. omg...what are you doing up so early???

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  15. I have eaten fried green tomatoes ALL MY LIFE and adored them! Your neighbor is a GENIUS at the preparation of them and in MY opinion they REQUIRE corn meal FOR CERTAIN!
    LOVE! Perfect fall treat!

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    1. you DO make me LAUGH with your CAPITOL letters. Am I suppose to YELL those words or what? lol. :)

      I wonder if she smelled them frying on Friday? :) Yes, cornmeal is a must, I think. The Mister was sad we didn't have any more green ones to serve again!

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  16. Hand over the fried green tomato and no one gets hurt! :D They look YUMMY and it sounds like they were. Have you tried them on a sandwich yet. I love them on a veggie sandwich.

    As for the British. ;) I have a bestie that lives in England. I send her recipes all the time. I have a corn casserole that i'd talk about and she wanted the recipe. I e-mailed it off and she served it at a little get together. WOWZA. Her friends loved it. Each took the recipe home and a few other I've shared. We were talking on the phone one day last week and she was making FGT's for her dinner. I couldn't help but laugh as I was having a scone with clotted cream for my lunch.

    JaG

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    1. On a sandwich...now that is an idea!

      Had to laugh at you having the English treat and she having the American one. :) How very fun. I've never had clotted cream and I've never made scones. Do you have a good scone recipe?

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  17. Oh I havn't made these in years. Have to do that. Thanks for the reminder and the recipe. I would love for you to link up to Inspire Me this afternoon. The party goes live at 2:30 PT. http://www.astrollthrulife.net Hope to see you there. Hugs, Marty

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    1. Inspire Me? Hmmm...I'll come take a look! :) Thanks for the invitation!

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  18. I will not eat them in a boat
    I will not eat them with a goat
    I will not eat them in a tree
    I will not eat them with a bee

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    1. how is it that you can make me laugh out loud every single day? lol....

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  19. Never had these, though it sounds a great way of using up tomatoes. Do they taste very different from red ones?

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    1. They taste very similar...just milder and crunchier.

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  20. These look yummy! I went to a restaurant a couple of weeks ago that had a fried green tomato BLT on the menu. I ordered it, and it was superb.

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    1. What a smart way to continue on that sandwich after the summer ripe ones are out of season!

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  21. They look delicious! As matter of fact, the whole meal looks great. I've never had fried green tomatoes. Ours have all ripened now. Maybe next year.

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    1. Next year I may just pick some early and have them...why wait til the end!?

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  22. I have never had those....nope....never...they do look good , though!!!

    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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  23. Our tomatoes are probably ready for this... I'll have to introduce my wife to fried green tomatoes!

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    1. don't forget the cornmeal if you make them...I bet Kai would love them!

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  24. I was going to head to bed early, a bit hungry, but more tired. Now, after looking at this, I am more hungry than tired. I would love to be eating one of these right now!

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    1. They would make a great midnight snack. :)

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  25. These really look delicious! and I like the comment about making sandwiches with them...that would be yummy!

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