What do you do when a friend posts on Facebook that they’ve got a ton of home grown tomatoes that are “Free to good home”? You jump on that opportunity and then sneak in a little question to see if they have any green tomatoes that you could take off of their hands. 🙂
I have yet to see any green tomatoes at our grocery stores haha 😉 and to be honest it’s a little difficult to find them at the farmers market unless you ask a farmer to bring you the green ones.
Since I’m not a good gardener and I don’t have any tomatoes growing in my yard, I’ve got to reply on awesome friends with green thumbs.
I had Fried Green Tomatoes at my grandparents house when I was younger and more recently I had them when we were down in Miami! I mean of all places! haha
And well, since I won’t be able to get green tomatoes all year long, I thought this may be the perfect time to make some more and share them here with y’all!
I know a lot of people like them “as is” once they’re fried but I have to admit that I love them dipped in ranch or french onion dip! YES! French Onion Dip and Fried Green Tomatoes are pretty much a match made in heaven! Southern Heaven that is… 😉
I’m still not to the point of having my own recipe for ranch or french onion dip but if you’re looking for some good options let me point you in the right directions:
Homemade French Onion Dip:
So if you’re gonna serve these with dip, go head and get that made (or bought) haha and then get ready to make your fried green tomatoes!
You’re going to need about 2-3 medium green tomatoes, a pinch of salt, some all purpose flour, paprika, dry mustard, yellow cornmeal, milk, 1 egg and Vegetable Oil for Frying!
I’ve got the full directions/recipe for you at the bottom of this post but for a quick run down, you’re going to slice the green tomatoes, sprinkle them with salt, dredge them in the flour, milk and cornmeal before frying them to a beautiful golden brown!
Serve them hot or at room temperature!
Have you ever made fried green tomatoes?
Have you seen the movie, Fried Green Tomatoes? haha I love it!