Thursday, June 23, 2011

Fried Green Tomatoes

Witt came in the house with two green tomatoes the other night. In our garden what plants decided to flourish have really gone all out. The red cabbage and most of the peppers were sadly eaten, not by us. But the tomatoes are heavy and I have been checking on them everyday to see if they've started to turn red.


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When I found out what the tomatoes were for, I was interested. I've never had fried green tomatoes, the name always reminded me of green eggs and ham which I don't think is at all the same. I like the movie (Fried Green Tomatoes, not Green Eggs and Ham). Witt introduced me to it and I remember that we watched it on the laptop which was sitting on the desk by the door, the only place that got internet at the time, and we took out the couch cushions and sat on them. The movie made me hurt a little, which was good and I liked it. 

Creamed spinach was for dinner and steaks that I had gotten on sale and marinated in soy sauce, sesame oil and ginger and some fresh zucchini from the garden. The fried green tomatoes were up to Witt.


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He got to work, using whole wheat flour and mixing in mustard powder, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper. Whole wheat flour can be heavy but I think it works with a light coating because you get a nice nutty flavor. Just be sure to shake off the excess pretty well.


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And then an egg.


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After being dipped in both, the tomatoes then go into about a half inch of canola oil, and get their crisp on.


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Meanwhile the zucchini cooks with some onion.


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Charlie lounges, aloof and disinterested in the happenings in the kitchen, as he recovers from his first shots at the the vet today.


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Summertime refreshment.


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Almost ready.


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The grilling of the steaks begin. The marinade was so simple and so good; just soy sauce, sesame oil, scallions, ginger, garlic and pepper.


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The steaks are ready and so are the green tomatoes and since the tomatoes got fried, why not some crispy onions to top the steak?

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Dinner was a success and I am a fan of the little green things now, the yummy coating mixed with the slightly tangy tomato was delicious. 


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