Nov 18, 2011

Fried green tomatoes…never had them?

Fried green tomatoes….have you ever had them before?  I had not, not really sure why, the opportunity had just never presented itself.  Let me tell you, I have actually had dreams about them after making these.  YOU.MUST.TRY.THIS.RECIPE!

Fried Green Tomatoes with Goat Cheese and Tomato Jam
6 hard green tomatoes, sliced 1/4 inch thick
Kosher salt and black pepper
Freshly ground black pepper
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup well-shaken buttermilk
1 cup yellow cornmeal
2 cups Japanese panko bread crumbs
Vegetable oil, for frying
Tomato Jam (see recipe purchase at any good grocery store
¼ pound goat cheese
Slice the tomatoes into ¼” slices. Season with salt and pepper. Pre- heat oven to 200°. Line a baking sheet with paper towels. Place the flour in a shallow bowl, the buttermilk in another and the flour and cornmeal (stirred together) in a third bowl. Take a slice of tomato, coat in flour (shaking off an excess), dip in the buttermilk, then coat with the breadcrumb/cornmeal mixture.  Place on a plate and repeat the breading steps with the rest of the tomato slices. Heat ¾” of oil in a skillet to 350°.  Cook tomatoes on each side until golden, about 2 minutes per side. Remove with a slotted spoon, place on the baking sheet. Keep in the oven until all the tomatoes have been fried. Top with a piece of goat cheese and a dollop of tomato jam.
There is simply nothing like one of these and a glass of cabernet to wash away the pain your boyfriend causes you:)
Enjoy, Sage Mommy

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