I received several recipes for Fried Green Tomatoes; some baked, some with cheese, all sounding delicious. Sadly, all of them called for stuff I didn’t have on hand, like buttermilk.
I’ve never seen buttermilk here. I can buy kefir, which I used to do when we lived in Andorra, but it wasn’t available when we moved to France. It is now, but I’ve gotten so used to using natural yogurt that I don’t bother.
As I was admiring the final 3 green tomatoes I debated…. and finally decided to use the same method I use for baked zucchini sticks.
Baked was the key word…. The temps have turned unseasonably cool and I wanted the heat from the oven.
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Fried Green Tomatoes, Baked
Fried Green Tomatoes that are baked! Great way to use up the last of the harvest.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 20 minutes
- Total Time: 30 minutes
- Yield: 2 servings 1x
- Category: Vegetables
- 3 medium green tomatoes
- 1 egg
- 1 tbs Dijon-style mustard
- 1/3 cup corn meal (polenta)
- 1/2 tsp paprika
- 1/2 tsp oregano
- 1 tbs olive oil
- Preheat the oven to 400F (200C).
- Cut 2 slices, 1/3 ” (1cm) thick, from the center of each tomato.
- Put corn meal on a plate or in a bowl with a wide, flat bottom.
- Put the egg, mustard, paprika and oregano in another bowl and whisk well.
- Brush a baking sheet with oil.
- With your fingers (or a tongs) pick up one tomato slice, dip both sides in egg, then corn meal and place on baking sheet.
- Repeat for all slices.
- Bake for 10 minutes.
- Remove from oven, add more oil to baking sheet if needed, and turn tomato slices.
- Bake 10 minutes longer.
- Remove and serve.
You could fry these – 5 – 7 minutes per side in a medium-high skillet.
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That wraps up the green tomato saga.
Starting in April I am busy for a few hours every day working in the potager. By June the actual outside work tapers off but then I’m busy dealing with the fruits of my labor – summer squash and chard first, followed by green beans and tomatoes. Eventually my freezers are full and I can pick the winter squashes.
Now the work is done and I find myself with an hour or 2 of free time most days.
I no longer have an excuse to put off the spring cleaning…..
I’m working on it.
The excuse, not the cleaning…..