This is a food that I should have tried years ago. The Fried Green Tomatoes turned out wonderfully. They were delightful with a crispy cornmeal coating.
Here is the original recipe:
And, here’s the recipe updated for modern cooks:
Fried Green Tomatoes
4 medium green tomatoes, cut into 1/2-inch slices
4 cups water
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup corn meal
shortening or lard
Combine the water and 1 teaspoon salt in a mixing bowl, then soak the sliced tomatoes in the water for approximately 30 minutes. Remove the tomatoes from the water and drain on a paper towel, then lay the tomatoes in a single layer on a baking sheet, and sprinkle with sugar, salt, and pepper. Put the cornmeal in a small bowl, then roll each tomato slice in the cornmeal.
Heat 1/2 inch of shortening or large in a large frying pan. Carefully place the breaded green tomato slices in the pan in a single layer. Depending upon pan size, the slices may need to be cooked in several batches. Fry for about 3 minutes or until the bottom side of each slice is lightly browned, then gently turn and fry until the other side is browned. Remove from pan and drain on paper towels. Serve immediately.