Posts Tagged ‘fried green tomatoes’

Standard Breading is Golden Perfection




There’s something about those words, “Crunchy coating” or even better, “Cooked to a golden perfection.” Not many food nutritionists would advocate eating fried or deep-fried foods every day, but every now and then it’s a delicious and almost irresistible indulgence. The trick is to do it right, and one of the best, tried and true methods to ensure a beautiful result is to master the basic culinary skill of standard breading Continue »

In Praise of Green Tomatoes



A red bell pepper is simply a green pepper that has ripened. But there is a big taste difference, and there are those that love red peppers but blanch at the thought of eating a green pepper. It’s kind of the same with tomatoes; a hard, green tomato is simply an unripe tomato, but what a difference in taste and culinary applications! And there are those among us that look forward to green tomatoes almost as much as their vine-ripened brethren, plucking them from the vine as soon as they get a hankering for a dish of fried green tomatoes or a batch of green tomato chow-chow. Continue »

The Original Whistle Stop Cafe Cookbook

Fannie Flagg’s “Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe” is one of the best novels for referencing the iconic foods of the South. There were scuppernongs and pecans in “To Kill A Mockingbird” and a very memorable chocolate pie in “The Help”, but they were no match for the biscuits, barbecue, sausage gravy, country ham and, of course, fried green tomatoes of Flagg’s most popular work which went on to become an international bestseller, with the eventual movie version being nominated for two Oscars. Continue »