No doubt the heartwarming 1991 film Fried Green Tomatoes springs to mind when you hear ‘Fried Green Tomatoes’. If you haven’t watched it, it’s definitely a goodie.💛
Fried Green Tomatoes are an iconic food commonly enjoyed in Southern states of America. They are enjoyed as a side dish or a main meal.
I have lots and lots of green tomatoes still in the garden. I have resigned myself to the fact that they will not further ripen. Instead, I decided to try something new, add a Kiwiana touch and cook some Fried Green Tomatoes. Wow, to be honest, I was pleasantly surprised! These are actually delicious…!
Green tomatoes are more acidic than ripened red ones, so if you have a sensitive stomach, perhaps enjoy these in moderation. 😉
There’s no reason why you couldn’t use red tomatoes when they are in season, just make sure that they are not too ripe, but nice and firm.
This recipe is easily adapted to be gluten free. I made them that way by substituting flour for gluten free baking mix (Healtheries) and using gluten free bread (Vogels’6 Seed) and gluten free Weetbix.
Of course, use whatever herbs you have available. I had plenty of parsley so used that along with a few leaves of spinach.
Kiwiana Fried Green Tomatoes.
3-4 green tomatoes
1 cup flour
2 slices of bread
Salt & pepper
1 clove of garlic
1/2 cup of chopped herbs & spinach
Slice tomatoes into 2-3cm width slices.
Coat the slices in flour.
Whisk together egg & milk and dip the slices into the mixture.
In a food processor, combine bread, garlic, herbs, salt, pepper & Weetbix and whizz till chopped and mixed thoroughly.
Coat the slices in this coating.
Fry in good quality cooking oil, a few at a time, turning frequently, until golden brown and crispy.
Serve with relish.