Fried Green Tomatoes

At the end of the summer, lovely large green tomatoes are available in farmers’ markets. Barbara made them into a salad. I start frying them for a great Sunday breakfast. Bacon is also required. And if possible, watch the movie, Fried Green Tomatoes. Flour can be used as a substitute for cornmeal, but the cornmeal gives them a nice crunch. Thyme is a nice addition to the cornmeal.

Green tomatoes – large
Milk or buttermilk
Yellow cornmeal
Thyme dried or fresh (optional)
Amounts depend on how many you are cooking for. Slice the tomatoes about 3/8 of an inch thick. I think 1/2 inch is too thick. Dip them in milk and then in cornmeal seasoned with salt and pepper and fry in either oil or bacon fat. When done, the crust should be nicely browned and the insides steamy hot and done. They take longer than you think. Serve with bacon.

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