Fried Green Tomatoes

Discussion in 'Homesteading Questions' started by Ramblin Wreck, Dec 21, 2006.

Do you eat fried green tomatoes?

  1. Yes of course, it's a Southern delicacy.

  2. No, you silly crackers. Why waste a potentially good tomato?

  3. No, we're a lutefisk family, God's perfect food.

  4. Can I have a bagel with cream cheese instead please?

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  1. Ramblin Wreck

    Ramblin Wreck Well-Known Member Supporter

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    This came up at lunch today, and it seem that the folks from Alabama, Mississippi, and Georgia grew up eating them, while those from North Carolina northward did not.
     
  2. uncle Will in In.

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    I'm afraid your information is flawed. They were eaten in Indiana.
     

  3. Lynne

    Lynne Well-Known Member

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    There are eaten here in Maryland too.

    Don't care for them myself - now fried okra is tasty.
     
  4. HilltopDaisy

    HilltopDaisy Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I made a mistake when I voted, I misread the options! Yes, I grew up eating them in NY, so did everyone I knew.
     
  5. NCGirl

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    I had never heard of them until the movie and I grew up in NC. So, how do you prepare them?
     
  6. ozark_jewels

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    We grew up eating them in Ohio.......YUM! We also ate grits and okra.....they are not just a southern *thing*. :) And no, we do not have southern ancestors.
     
  7. Ramblin Wreck

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    Maybe it was just the NC and Virginia folks...with a couple of reps from Cleveland and Chicago...that had never heard of them.
     
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    NC - I slice them and shake them in a ziplock bag with flour salt and pepper, and then fry them in butter. They are yummy, i like them sliced fairly thin.

    I also grew up in Kansas - with no southern relatives - that i know of, and we had them every year, and my parents, and grandparents liked them too.
     
  9. ozark_jewels

    ozark_jewels Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Yep, that sounds about right. Sometimes we use a little cornmeal.
     
  10. cowgirlone

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    We eat them here in Oklahoma too. :)

    I like to use panko bread crumbs in my flour, makes them crispy.

    Thanks to Melissa, I have been canning them in the fall for frying all winter. they are soooooo yummy! :)
     
  11. Ramblin Wreck

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    Mom battered ours in corn meal too, and fried it with some onions. In our family, onions were added to just about everything though.
     
  12. james dilley

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    Fried green Tomatoes squash, Eggplant. All of it is good food. But then ,Theres not much I won't eat. when it comes to food. Ohio Indiana and even folks in West Virgina eat them. As I know ,I have family in all 3 states.
     
  13. uncle Will in In.

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    Fried pumpkin and squash blossoms are better than green tomatoes.

    Green tomatoe pie is pretty good. Tastes a lot different than you would imagine.
     
  14. dezeeuwgoats

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    My option is not on the list - never had one - but would love to try 'em!

    My little, old neighbor lady from Arkansas introduced my family to fried okra - YUM!

    Love fried eggplant and squash too. Fried potatoes are my favorite food.....I've just gotta try the tomatoes too.

    Niki
     
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    Growing up in NC I never heard of htem until I heard of the movie.
     
  16. Meg Z

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    I grew up in Georgia and I never heard of them until the movie.
     
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    Green tomato relish, of course, is a requirement when eating fried catfish. Along with sliced onion, pinto beans, and cole slaw.
     
  18. Lisa in WA

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    I had them when I was a kid in Georgia. Yum...southerners know how to cook. North Idahoan's...not so much. :Bawling:
     
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    i ate them growing up in NJ and my grandparents ate them they were from Italy
     
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    We eat them all summer long. Humm hadn't thought about canning them green. I might have to try that.
    Yep sliced thin, breaded in corn meal and fried in oil here.
    If you can fry it, I'll eat it. :D