I always enjoy recipes from Summer Jo’s in Grant’s Pass Oregon. This one is no exeption. I’ve enjoyed this since I was a little girl, longer than Summer Jo’s has been around. Check out the website shown at the bottom to see a great photo.

 

Summer Jo’s Fried Green Tomatoes
Slice your green tomatoes 1/3 of an inch thick. Lay the sliced tomatoes on a foil-covered baking sheet and sprinkle salt, pepper and a pinch of sugar to each one. Let them sit for 15 minutes.
Pour the grapeseed oil into your skillet to a depth of one inch, and turn your heat to high. Use a cooking thermometer to make sure you bring your oil up to 360 degrees.
Mix the flour and cornmeal in a bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk the egg and buttermilk. Place the slices of green tomato into your flour/cornmeal mixture and turn to coat.
Next, place the green tomato slices into the egg/buttermilk mixture, and then back into the flour mixture. Shake off the excess.
Slowly lower the battered tomatoes into the oil. Let them fry for several minutes then carefully turn the slices over and let them continue to fry until they’re golden on all sides.
Wait a minute or two for the oil to return to 360 degrees, then put in another batch of battered green tomatoes.
Using a slotted spoon, remove the fried green tomatoes to a plate that has been lined with paper towels. Do not stack the tomatoes. Right before serving salt the tomatoes, once again.
Ingredients

Green tomatoes
Salt
Black pepper
Sugar
1 egg
1 1/2 cups buttermilk
1 1/3 cup all purpose flour
2/3 cup yellow cornmeal
grapeseed oil

Mike loves fried green tomatoes.
And not just because it’s one of the few dishes he can cook.
He says.
But this is an easy recipe.

2315 Upper River Road Loop, Grants Pass OR

www.summerjo.com

 

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