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Fried Green Tomatoes (Fannie Flagg's) Recipe

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This recipe for Fried Green Tomatoes (Fannie Flagg's), by , is from McCarter-Johnson Family Cookbook Vol. 2, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Kay McCarter Green

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 egg, beaten
1 c. buttermilk
1 c. self-rising flour
1/3 c. cornmeal
1/2 tsp. salt
6 to 8 green tomatoes, cut into 1/4 inch slices
Bacon drippings, vegetable oil or mixture of both

Directions:
Directions:
Mix egg & buttermilk in a shallow dish. Mix flour, cornmeal, and salt in a shallow dish. Working in batches, dip tomato slices into egg mixture, allowing excess to drip back into dish. Coat with flour mixture. Fry in hot bacon drippings (375*) in large heavy skillet until browned, turning once with tongs. Transfer to a colander to drain.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
Serves 6
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Don't crowd the skillet when frying green tomatoes. Keep them in a single layer, with plenty of space in between slices. If too many are put in the pan, the oil temperature will be lowered and the food will absorb the grease rather than be seared by it resulting in soggy tomatoes.

 

 

 

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