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Friday, October 15, 2010

Cooking in the CLG: Fried Green Tomatoes

The crisp, cool weather so typical of October has finally arrived, bringing with it wonderful things such as colorful leaves, crunchy apples, and pumpkin carving, but also signifying the end of tomato season. Luckily, we can use the green tomatoes that never had a chance to ripen to make tasty snacks like Fried Green Tomatoes!

Dipping sliced tomatoes in cornmeal

Cookin' up the fried greens in the outdoor kitchen!

Mmmmmm... delicious!

Dede's Fried Green Tomatoes

The Ingredients:

  • Green tomatoes
  • Cornmeal
  • Garlic Powder
  • Olive oil (to coat the pan for frying)
  • Salt
  • Any other spices you wish to try out!
How to Make Them:

Slice the tomatoes into 1/4 inch thick rounds. Lightly coat your pan with oil and place over med/med-high heat. Mix together cornmeal, garlic powder, salt, and any additional spices; dip each tomato slice into this dry mixture until completely coated. Place each coated slice onto the HOT frying pan; let them cook until browned (check the bottom with a fork or spatula). Flip and cook the second side until browned. Enjoy!

Other activities in the garden this past week:

In addition to cooking up our tomatoes, we also took a trip out to the compost pile to get some fresh NITROGEN for the garden beds where we will plant garlic soon!

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