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Wednesday, August 7, 2013


when life gives 
you green tomatoes...
and text your mom, your sister, and your best friend the entire time 
about how you wish they were there doing it with you.
and then buy the movie on amazon.
for $4.38 cents 
b/c you can't find the vhs one in your mom's movie library 
that you grew up watching.
they tasted like...
b/c i know that's what you're wondering.
but i'm not sure if they taste like fried tomatoes,
but they sure tasted deliciously fried:)
deliciously fried and dipped in my bbq ranch sauce.


2-3 big fat green tomatoes, cut into 1/4" slices
kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
3/4 cup flour
1 tbls garlic powder
4 eggs
2 tbls milk
1 1/2 cups panko bread crumbs
pinch of cayenne pepper
pinch of paprika
3 shallow dishes for your assembly line
canola or vegetable oil for frying
{enough to fill your pan about 1/2"-1" high}

1. cut your tomatoes, kosher salt and pepper them,
and discard the end pieces. heat your oil in a pan on the stove for about 5 minutes at medium heat. 
{i did my first batch medium high and it burned them. 
my second batch at medium heat was perfect.}
2. flour and garlic powder into 1 small shallow dish.
3. eggs and milk into 1 small shallow dish, 
whisk together with a fork.
4. panko bread crumbs, cayenne pepper, 
and paprika in another shallow dish.
5. coat in the flour mixture, dredge/sink into the egg/milk mixture making sure all of the flour is covered with the egg/milk mixture, then coat with the panko bread crumbs mixture. 
do 4-5 slices at a time.
{i stacked mine on top of each other off to the side of the bread crumb bowl 
so they could all go into the frier at the same time.}
6. place 4-5 slices into your pan of oil. 
turn when golden brown. cool on paper towel.
7. repeat with second and/or third batches.
8. serve warm with ranch bbq sauce, 
or whatever dip you fancy with your fried foods.
{i used byu creamery ranch with a few squirts of our homemade bbq sauce, 
but just use what you have. it will be awesome!} 

1 comment:

Amy said...

Love your recipes. Love your descriptions even more.