As we come to the end of summer, I am reminded of one of my favorite summer traditions, Fried Green Tomatoes. Picture it. It is a hot summer day. My husband, Chris and I are traipsing around the tomato plants at a friend of ours farm. We are picking both red and green tomatoes. The aroma of tomatoes wafts in the air as the sun beats down. Chris is giddy with the thought of fried green tomatoes. We get the tomatoes home and wash them knowing soon they will be heavenly: crunchy on the outside, tender on the inside, dipped in a spicy fun remoulade sauce. Such a simple way to start a meal. You cal also make them as a lunch. These Fried Green Tomatoes are great served with a side salad of mixed greens with a homemade vinaigrette.
Here’s how we make them. Before starting we whisk up the remoulade sauce (see below). We get out the serving plates. And we put paper towels on a plate.
Then we cook and play together. We make our dredging stations. And then we heat the oil. We test the oil but sprinkling the cornmeal bread mixture in the oil. When the crumbs dance the oil is ready. I usually dredge and Chris fries.
For the tomatoes:
- Green Tomatoes
- Whole Grain Flour
- Unsweetened Almond Milk
- White Vinegar (1 Tbsp per cup of almond milk)
- Corn Meal
- Vegan Bread Crumbs
Take Green tomatoes. Cut in 1/2 inch slices.
Set up dredging station.
- 1st station: whole grain flour.
- 2nd station: unsweetened almond milk + vinegar ( to simulate butter milk)
- 3rd station: 1/2 corn meal 1/2 bread crumbs + salt and pepper.
Fry in enough oil so oil goes 1/2 way up tomatoes. Flip when you see golden brown coloration on bottom half. Lightly salt when it comes out of the frier. Drain on the plate with the paper towels. Serve immediately
For the simple remoulade:
- 3/4 cup Canola Oil
- 1/4 cup of Lemon Juice
- 2 tsp. Onion Powder
- 2 tsp. Garlic Powder
- 1 tsp. Salt
- 1/8 tsp. Black Pepper
- 1/4 tsp. Cayenne Pepper
- 2 tbsp. prepared horseradish
- 3 tbsp. Yellow Mustard
- 3 tbsp. Creole whole grain mustard
- 3 tbsp. Ketchup
Put canola oil, lemon juice, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, black pepper, cayenne pepper, horseradish, both mustards and ketchup in bowl and whisk together.