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dinnerwasdelicious:

Fried Green Tomatoes

Haul out your cast iron skillet: Green Tomato season is upon is.

Growing up in the Midwest, the offspring of vaguely-Southern expatriates, Fried Green Tomatoes were always a part of summer time family dinners. As grown ups who have even further abandoned the dish’s rural roots, frying them makes us feel connected to the family members who did this long before Southern food was trendy.

For the uninitiated, Green Tomatoes aren’t a fancy heirloom breed. They’re the regular old red ones that just haven’t had a chance to get ripe. They’re rock hard, with extra bitter seeds and sour, almost tannic flesh. Once fried, they are a pleasantly tart and, well, fried. The perfect vehicle for your favorite hot sauce or devouring before they even make it to the table.

Fried Green Tomatoes

  • ¾ cup Corn Flour
  • ¾ cup All Purpose Flour
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • ½ tsp Black Pepper
  • 3 cups Buttermilk
  • 1 tsp Tabasco, plus more for serving
  • 4 large, firm unripened Green Tomatoes
  • 8 oz Crisco (our preference) or Peanut Oil

You will also need:

  • a cast iron skillet
  • two shallow dishes
  • a wire rack or paper towels for draining

Serves: 4

Frying always starts with a well-organized kitchen.

Have your wire rack ready to hold the Tomatoes one they’re fried. Make sure that you have a lid, baking sheet, or fire extinguisher safe for oil-based fires ready if shit gets bad. Mix the Corn Flour/Flour/Salt/Pepper into one shallow dish and Buttermilk/Tabasco in the other.

Slice your Tomatoes in ½” thick discs and dredge them in the Flour mixture.

Grab your cast iron. There is no alternative.

Fill it with your Oil of choice and begin to heat over medium heat. Once it starts to shimmer (and a pinch of flour dropped into the oil starts sizzling immediately), begin to batter the Tomato slices.

Since they have already been dredged, dip into the Buttermilk. Gently shake off any excess liquid, and coat the slice completely in the Flour once again. Immediately drop into the oil and fry for 2-3 minutes on each side, until golden brown. Drain on your wire rack or paper towel; lather, rinse, repeat.

Serve hot with plenty of Tabasco. Maybe think about topping them with a slice of Country Ham, a sunny Egg, and Red-Eye Gravy for a Redneck Benedict next time.

The last time we fried we pointed this out too. If you added a few pinches of Baking Soda to the left over Flour Dredge, and stirred in enough Buttermilk to make a thick batter: you could probably make some pretty dope hushpuppies.

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Extensive research has concluded that this indeed, is the greatest line in animated film history.

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I’ve been trying to click and drag this at the exact moment when his nose should be from the middle angle instead of the right or left for like ten minutes straight, to no avail.

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psychopathicyoutubers:

How Girls Take A Shower

dont forget the part where you pretend you’re having a really sad moment in the rain

#ur missing when I waterbend

And the period shower where you stand and watch the blood flowing down the drain as if you just got back from a war or brawl.

As a girl I can confirm that all of this happens.

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Found a better use for the wine glasses

That’s a martini glass

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girlwhowasonfire:

deans-avenging-angel:

girlwhowasonfire:

Found a better use for the wine glasses

That’s a martini glass

I’m literally using it for milk and cookies does it look like I care about the finer points of debauchery