Saturday, July 12, 2008

Green tomatoes are good eats!

I promised Kim, I would give her the Fried Green Tomatoes recipe I like. It tastes just like my father's used to. Oh YUM!!!! Um.. Um.. UMMMMM!

The recipe I found that tastes so yummylicious and so much like those from my childhood were published in this book.

The Green Tomato Cookbook,
Recipes from Juliette, GA
Home of the Movie "Fried Green Tomatoes"

Click the above cookbook link if you are interested in the wonderful little $3.99, Green Tomato Cookbook. There are really good recipes in that book like, English Green Tomato Chutney, Green Tomato & Apple Chutney,1940's Green Tomato Pie, Green Tomato Omelet With Basil, Green Tomato Jelly and more.

I bought my copy while in Juliette, Georgia last year. You can click here to see my post on that. Oh my goodness.....!!!!!!! In looking at that post, I have already posted the infamous Fried Green Tomato, recipe. Please if you would, just go to the "post" link and see. That is the one I would have put here.

For those of you experiencing that wonderful abundance problem with your tomato garden, I highly recommend the, Fried Green Tomatoes. And if you are ever anywhere near Juliette, Georgia, be sure to go to the Whistle Stop Cafe, and order a plate.

You know, in writing all of this and drooling some, it occurs to me that Kim, is working really hard on, and doing a great job with finding and altering recipes to help lower blood pressure. Okay, the bacon grease is not going to aid in that gallant effort. There is a baked, Fried Green Tomato recipe in that book. I will end this by putting that recipe on here for anyone wanting to be health conscious.

'Fried' Green Tomatoes

1/2 cup yellow cornmeal
1/2 cup fresh bread crumbs
1tsp paprika
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
Dash Cayenne pepper (optional)

4 large green tomatoes cut into 1/2" slices
1 egg white beaten with 2 tbsp water
Parmesan Cheese

Vegetable cooking spray

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. In a shallow dish, combine cornmeal, bread crumbs, paprika, salt, pepper and Cayenne, if desired; set aside.

Lightly coat a baking sheet with vegetable cooking spray; set aside. Dip each tomato slice in egg white mixture, then dredge in cornmeal~bread crumb mixture to coat. Place slices in a single layer on prepared baking sheet. Spray tops of slices with vegetable cooking spray.

Bake 30 minutes, or until golden brown. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese during last 5 minutes of baking if desired. Serve immediately.

I have never made these, but if you are looking to healthy up the original recipe, this is probably pretty good eats. Rosie Daley, calls this technique "Unfried" in her book, In the Kitchen with Rosie: Oprah's Favorite Recipes. By the way, this is a good book for just plain ol' overall health.

Here's hoping you'll love the Fried Green Tomatoes!


Mary said...

Oh, my! And me without a tomato plant this year! I'll just have to buy some and then try one of the recipes. Thanks for sharing!


PS I need to see if I still have the cookbook by Oprah's former chef, Rosie. Wonder what ever happened to her!?

Kim said...

Oh yum! That recipe sounds delish, Teresa! Thanks for putting the healthy version up for little ol' me! You are a total sweetie! I'll have to see how far Juliette is from us. I imagine it's southernish in the state? That cafe would be a treat, as would the honey store you mentioned in your other post, I'm sure!