This week’s Food Film Friday is devoted to Fried Green Tomatoes, both the movie and the recipe. It’s been a while since I’ve seen the movie, but the scene where Evelyn (Kathy Bates) yells “Towanda!” and rams her car into the VW of the girls who stole her parking space is one of my all-time favorites.
Who among us hasn’t wanted to do that?! Everyone needs an alter-ego with the name of your choosing.
So, I’m thinking you might have an abundance of tomatoes right now, and some of them might even be green, still hanging on the plants in your garden. If so, this recipe from Movie Recipes is for you.
Who knows, maybe it’ll even help you get more assertive in your own life. Towanda!
Fried Green Tomatoes
Mix egg and buttermilk together in a bowl. In another bowl, put the flour and in the third bowl, the cornmeal. Slice the tomatoes in thick slices. Heat the oil in a large pot to 350 degrees. Dredge the tomato slices in the flour, then egg mixture, and finally the cornmeal.
Fry two to three slices at a time until golden brown. When removed from the oil, sprinkle on salt and pepper, fresh thyme and Parmesan cheese. Serve as a nice savory starter, or share with a loved one for a warming experience.
Cooking time: 15 minutes; servings: 2 to 6