Recipe! Fried Green Tomatoes. Unlike shrimp, there’s only one recipe I know.

Being from Minnesota, Fried Green Tomatoes weren’t on my list of dietary delights. We had hotdish, which is some kind of casserole the ingredients of which were limited only by the imagination. I’m sure I’ve tried as many kinds of hotdish as Bubba Blue came up with for shrimp:

  • Shrimp is the fruit of the sea. You can barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it, saute it. There’s shrimp-kabobs, shrimp creole, shrimp gumbo. Pan fried, deep fried, stir-fried. There’s pineapple shrimp, lemon shrimp, coconut shrimp, pepper shrimp, shrimp soup, shrimp stew, shrimp salad, shrimp and potatoes, shrimp burger, shrimp sandwich. That- that’s about it.

But I’ve now had two breakfasts of Fried Green Tomatoes. Here’s the recipe my host wrote out for me. His wife is in home hospice for a while now. I spend quite a bit of time at their house:

I just picked another monster green tomato to deliver on the next visit, late as it is in the season.

22.3 ounces:

Meanwhile, eggs are my kryptonite. I found three eggs splattered the length of the driveway, likely thrown at Shadow-dog by a weak arm.

I think I know who did it. He likely forgot he did it seconds after the deed was done. Harmless. It wasn’t a hot enough day to cook them on the tarmac. If they somehow remained whole, I could’ve fed them to Shadow-dog. Too bad, that. I’m sure the calcium is good for the garden along the driveway. No harm done.

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3 responses to “Recipe! Fried Green Tomatoes. Unlike shrimp, there’s only one recipe I know.

  1. Gina Nakagawa

    I grew up in Massachusetts, and it was not even Southern Massachusetts. My maternal grandmother who was from Nova Scotia, and not even Southern Nova Scotia, used to cook up fried green tomatoes (yuuuum). Her recipe was simply 1) melt some butter in a frying pan, 2) put in the slices of green tomato, 3) cook until the slices of green tomato are softened, 4) ENJOY! Thank you for sharing. God bless you, Father.

  2. sanfelipe007

    You know, just this morning i was being instructed by my GA about the value of Rats and mice, their place in creation, and the wisdom of the Lord in creating them.
    The main lesson was that such were made so that “nothing might be wasted.” Well, on second thought, maybe the lesson was:
    “instead of being angry at varmints, give thanks to God in all things.” – GA

  3. sanfelipe007

    -Trigger warning (this refers to an old joke) Protestant humor-
    Father, someone (some thing?) was “predestined and ordained” to eat that green tomato.

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