Fried Green Tomatoes with Panko and Parmesan
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Jen @. August 7, 2011
Yum! Fried green tomatoes are one of the greatest culinary inventions of the south. They also make a crazy caprese salad. I did that once and it changed my life. I fried the cheese too.
Alethia August 2, 2011
As a southerner myself, I've been obsessed with fried green tomatoes my whole life. My mom makes the most delicious (sorry Amanda!) by taking a sleeve of saltine crackers and whizzing them in the food processor with a little parmasean. After frying, a quick dash of hot sauce (Crystal in my family) and you've got a perfect summer dish!
jabberyjess July 30, 2011
Got green tomatoes at the farmer's market this morning specifically to make these. Drawing out the water now. I am so-so-so excited. Making pickled okra after... so far from my Minnesota roots! I really feel like I should have been born in the south.
mrslarkin July 29, 2011
Those shades of green are amazing! There may be some pilfering of green tomatoes from dad's garden. Don't tell!
lalala July 29, 2011
There is a movie, with Kathy Bates, Jessica Tandy, Mary Stuart Masterson and Mary-Louise Parker, but not with Oprah.
Kitchen B. July 29, 2011
There is a movie by the name right, with Oprah? Anyhow, seeing my love for Panko, I'll have to give this a go. Bet it would be fab with some hot mustard!
EmilyC July 29, 2011
Funny, I've always felt the same way about making biscuits. And fried chicken. I'm glad you "bastardized the hell" out of these for our benefit! They look fantastic; I'll be making them soon.
alextillotson July 29, 2011
I prepared thin slices of zucchini like this the other day then dipped them in freshly-made tzatziki. My yiayia (Greek for grandmother) uses egg and flour, but I love the crunch of panko and the nuttiness of the cheese. I could never improve on her tzatziki, though, so that stayed the same as always.
aargersi July 29, 2011
OK green tomatoes just went on the list - these look great, haven't had one in forever!!!
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