Saturday, May 8, 2010

'Dead in the Family' Sookie Book #10 Recipes: Fried Green Tomatoes

Prep: 15 min., Fry: 6 min. per batch.

Yield: Makes 6 to 8 servings

* 4 large green tomatoes
* 2 teaspoons salt
* 1 teaspoon pepper
* 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
* 1 cup plain white cornmeal
* 1 tablespoon Creole seasoning
* 2 cups all-purpose flour, divided
* Vegetable or peanut oil


1. Preheat oven to 200°. Cut tomatoes into 1/4-inch-thick slices. Sprinkle both sides of tomatoes evenly with salt and pepper.

2. Pour buttermilk into a shallow dish or pie plate. Stir together cornmeal, Creole seasoning, and 1 cup flour in another shallow dish or pie plate.

3. Dredge tomatoes in remaining 1 cup flour. Dip tomatoes in buttermilk, and dredge in cornmeal mixture.

4. Pour oil to a depth of 2 inches in a large cast-iron skillet; heat over medium heat to 350°. Fry tomatoes, in batches, 2 to 3 minutes on each side or until golden. Drain on paper towels. Transfer to a wire rack; keep warm in a 200° oven until ready to serve. Sprinkle with salt to taste. Serve.


Rita said...

Oh!Dallas! You are making my mouth water,
guess i am gonna have to make a trip to
the store to get me some green tomatoes,
you have a nice day now,and i will be thi-
nking about you at the book signing there.