After my success with the chicken strips from the Sookie Stackhouse Companion, I was ready to take on any of the recipes in my mission to “Celebrate the SVM” as we count down to the release of “Dead Ever After”. For with the strips, I was 3 for 3 in my “kitchen stadium”.
I admit I was cocky and decided to take on one of the simpler recipes from the book to “knock it off my to do list” … so I could focus on what I wanted to try next.
Fried Green Tomatoes… no problem.
Boy was I wrong.
It was a simple recipe… Slice the tomatoes 1/4 inch thick, soak in buttermilk, coat in a cornmeal/flour mixture, and fry.
It should have been very easy to execute. I started off fine, I bought the tomatoes and had everything else on my shelf and set up my little assembly line. It was down hill from there… for I fried me some green tomatoes. They just did not come out as expected… “golden brown”
I think I made the slices thicker then called for, though it is tough cutting them by hand. And I should have used a bigger fry pan. For hotter oil.
For my first attempt, it really was not that bad. They tasted ok, just not as done or “golden” as they should have been. I even tried a “double dredging” of a slice to see how it would come out. It was slightly better. But not well enough for me to feel like I have mastered this recipe.
Oh Tomatoes, game on.
You may have won this battle, but I refuse to concede the war. We will meet again.. and soon.