Friday, July 18, 2014

A Fried Green Tomato Kind Of Day

Today is a fun kind of day! It's Friday, which always puts a little spring in my step, and I'm sharing a yummy southern favorite recipe AND a favorite movie of mine. See, told you it was a fun kind of day! The recipe and the movie go hand in hand- I just couldn't talk about one without the other. 

On Friday nights, my husband and I usually watch a movie in bed together. It's just become a little tradition of ours and a special time for us to catch up on the goings on of the week and just enjoy one another's company. We don't have t.v., but we'll snuggle around the laptop in bed and watch something on Netflix or rent from Amazon occasionally. MANY years ago we watched "Fried Green Tomatoes". No, it's not just a side-dish, it's a movie too! If you haven't seen it before, this is your weekend my dear. And, whilst watching the movie, show your hubby how super talented you are and fry up some real fried green tomatoes! Perfect companion to the movie! Did you know that the movie was filmed right here in Georgia? Yep, it was. It was filmed in a tiny town in middle Georgia named Juliette. Click over to this link to learn more about the town, the cafe and the movie. Many of the scenes were filmed at The Whistle Stop Cafe, aptly named for the fact that it sits right next to a train depot. There's not much left from the set, but The Whistle Stop Cafe is still there and just in case you're wondering, they do still sell those mouth-watering fried green tomatoes. If you are ever heading southward through Georgia, take a little pit stop and let them serve you their specialty. It is worth the few moments drive off the highway let me just say from personal experience. The movie is pure southern goodness and I give it two thumbs up. Now, on to the recipe.......

Fried Green Tomatoes

1.   Slice your green tomatoes into thin slices no more than 1/2 thick.

2.  Whisk about 3 eggs and 1/2 cup milk together in a bowl {this will be enough to coat about 5 tomatoes}.

3.  In a separate bowl, place about 2 cups flour. Sprinkle generously with salt and pepper.

4. Pour about 1 inch deep of your regular cooking oil in a skillet and heat to a medium temperature.

5.  Dip your tomato slice into your egg, then into the flour.

6.  Place the slice into your pre-heated skillet. You should be able to get about 3 or 4 slices into your skillet depending upon it's size. Tomato slices should be in a single layer and not touching.

7.  Once first side has browned, flip until both sides are golden. Remove onto a paper towel lined plate to drain and cool slightly.

8.  Serve immediately.

Now, I only have to say that I may or may not have eaten most of these while writing this post. They're just that doggone good y'all! One of those occupational hazards I suppose! Enjoy the movie, the side dish AND the weekend!

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  1. I have never had the courage to try fried green tomatoes! My mom always made them though, and they look so good in your pictures, it's made me want to give it a try! Thanks for linking this up at All Things Thursday! :)

    1. Thanks for stopping by Sarah! They were soooo delicious that I could barely get the shots without eating the subject!

  2. Yum! Yum! Yum! I just adore fried green tomatoes. It always reminds me of summer and sunshine and being home out in the fresh air and green grass. Great post and awesome recipe!

  3. I've heard of people talking about how good fried green tomatoes are and I've yet to eat one. I'm not sure that I've seen green tomatoes in the market, but I haven't really looked for them either. I'll have to keep my eye out the next time and see if I can make these. Thanks for sharing on Merry Monday.

  4. I have watched Fired Green Tomatoes at least a hundred times!! One of my favorite movies!!


  5. Looks so yummy! Pinning! Thanks for sharing at the party @DearCreatives Theresa. Hope to see you again this week.

    1. I'm really going to miss all our garden's fresh tomatoes for this recipe soon! Thanks so much for pinning!


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