Tuesday, September 1, 2009

fried green tomatoes

Here is my version of this summertime favorite

makes a great side dish or serve as an appetizer

pick and wash 4-5 green tomatoes
slice them up, I find about a quarter inch slices cook well

For the Batter:

1 and 1/2 cup all purpose flour
1 egg
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 table spoon Worcester sauce
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
1 can of your favorite beer

mix all of these together and let rest for about an hour

I found a great easy dip to serve with my fried green tomatoes

I use a store bought horseradish dip mixed with finely chopped
red pepper, about 2 table spoons and 1/2 teaspoon course ground black pepper. Mix well and then refrigerate for a few hours.

A note about frying green tomatoes

Have you ever had the problem of all the crust falling off your
tomatoes while still in the pan? I found the solution, dredge your tomato slices with rice flour before you dip them in the batter. The rice flour acts as a bonding agent between the raw
tomato and the batter.

In a large frying pan get about 1 inch of oil heated up to medium high.
First dredge your slices in the rice flour then dip in your batter then into
the hot oil, about 3 minutes per side. Check for done with a fork.
Let cool down on a paper towel and serve warm with the dip.