How about the ratio of flour cornmeal? I do prefer corn meal which is ground well and spicy. have you ever tried ground Parmesan, and pepper after soaking in the batter?
I treat myself to Fried Green Tomatoes once or twice a year - LOVE them! This recipe is close to how I've always made mine, with a few exceptions: 1) I add garlic salt to the flour to add a little flavor; 2) I dip them in milk before the flour (helps the flour stick evenly); 3) I use breadcrumbs instead of cornmeal. I find cornmeal (even fine) to be too gritty. I find the key to perfect FGTs is getting truly green (and very firm) tomatoes, and finding the perfect thickness for you (too thin and they can get soggy; too thick and they're, well, too thick! :) ).
Hi, MelFromLondon: Here's what Dawn Perry of our Food Department has to say: Green tomatoes are, in fact, unripened red tomatoes. And, yes, you can eat them. You will find some heirloom varieties that are still green when fully ripe, but fried green tomatoes are always made with unripened tomatoes. Unripened green tomatoes aren't usually available at supermarkets (because most people want fully ripe red ones), so they tend to be more of a home-garden specialty. But green tomatoes can be found at farmers' markets and farm stands.
Sorry, a really silly question probably, but I have actually never seen green tomatoes for sale but wanted to try these for ages - ever since that movie LOL. I live in the UK so maybe we just don't have them over here, but I was also told that you can't use not ripened tomatoes as they are supposed to be poisenous.... can someone tell me if the green tomatoes to be used in this recipe are indeed not ripened red ones or a "special breed"? Thanks Mel
This was VERY bland. I liked that the crust actually stayed on the tomatoes, but they had practically no flavor other than the normal sour. Definitely need to add some garlic, cayenne, maybe some Old Bay to up the flavor profile!
I have been making fried green tomatoes for years. Recently when I made them I did not have regular bread crumbs or cracker crumbs as I have used in the past. I did however have Panko bread crumbs which worked great. The crisper you can make these the better. I have never tried these on the grill, but I would like to try. I really love fried green tomatoes, but I have trouble describing the taste. Anyone out there have a good phrase to describe the flavor?
Grilled green tomatoes are so good! It is a different taste than when fried, but definitely fewer calories. I just cut a green tomato in half, rub with olive oil, salt and pepper and grill until slightly soft. Wonderful!!! (I still love them fried.)
Okay I dislike when someone comments without trying recipe...But here I go... Sorry... The taste without the calories and I did not believe until I cooked it... Slice green tomatoes salt and pepper and spray with olive oil, grill...Place on hot grill cook for a minute then turn over and cook for another minute... Enjoy almost no calories and great taste... again sorry