Monday, July 21, 2008

Fried Green Tomatoes

Fried Green Tomatoes are one of my most favorite summer foods. Each Spring I nearly count down the days at the Farmers Market, anxoiusly awaiting these lime green goodies!

Before I was Gluten Free, I ate these often. Egg and Flour batter. Simple and quick. But now that I'm no longer eating gluten...I was curious as to how I was going to pull this off.

First my boyfriend tried making them for me with a cornmeal and Sami's breadcrumb crust. These were OK, but not nearly as good as pre-gluten ones.

Well Saturday morning I figured it out! Thanks again to my sweet Auntie and her gifts of gluten-free mixes, I was able to make a delish fried green tomato with ease.

Gluten Free Pantry makes an all purpose flour and it worked great. You cut the tomatoes however thick you like them. (The thicker they are, the longer they cook) Coat the tomatoes with GF flour, then dip in a beaten egg, then back into the flour for a final coat. Fill a skillet with enough oil to almost cover the tomatoes (about 3/4 of the way up). Get the oil nice and hot and then fry them up! Cook on each side until golden brown. Let cool before enjoying!

4 comments:

Nellie said...

I love fried green tomatoes! One of my favorite treats...Instead of flour, I use Bob's Red Mill's Mighty Tasty Hot Cereal. It's made with brown rice and corn, giving the tomatoes a flavorful cruchy texture. So yummy!

Marlow said...

What a great idea! I'll have to try this next time. It's also great on a sandwich with bacon!

Maureen "Hold The Gluten" said...

YUM! These look so good. I have a ton of unripened tomatoes in my garden -- what a perfect recipe!! Love the picture too -- it made me hungry :) Does it matter what kind of oil you use to fry them in?

Marlow said...

I find it best to get the oil really hot, so I use a safflower oil. But any oil that can be used on a high heat, such as canola, would work great!