I thought I’d share my “recipe” for fried green tomatoes in case some of you non-southerners might not know how to make them. It’s so incredibly easy!
Feel free to skip to the recipe but if you would indulge me…
I don’t really remember my mom making them much (though from the south, she didn’t cook southern food often) but I do remember my Grandma Bonner making them once. Though she lived in CA most of her life, she grew up in Oklahoma.
During one of my visits with her, she decided that we would go visit one of her brothers (Uncle Bud or Kenneth…not sure which) who was going through cancer treatments. As it is with most cancer patients, most food just didn’t sound good to him. But he or someone who was helping take care of him told Grandma that he was craving fried green tomatoes.
So she acquired some green tomatoes and set to work. I’ll never forget when he removed the towel from the plate. He was clearly excited that she had made fried green tomatoes and after eating a couple, exclaimed, “I’m so glad you sliced them thick! Just the way I like them!”
I don’t know how she made them (I was likely too young to help) but I will never forget her doing that for her brother.
The type of green tomatoes is important. You don’t want to use green ones that are on the verge of turning orange…they are too “mushy.” You want to use the smaller hard green tomatoes.green tomatoes, sliced to desired thickness