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Fried Green Tomatoes: a Southern Summer Staple

by Michael Polzella

Some recipes, like fried green tomatoes, are best enjoyed in the heat of summer. Below is my family’s recipe for the classic Southern summer staple.

4 firm green tomatoes

⅔ cup cornmeal

⅔ cup flour

Salt and pepper

Oil (I use canola and bacon drippings)

Combine cornmeal, flour, salt and pepper. Place a cast iron skillet over medium-high heat and pour in enough oil to thoroughly coat. Slice tomatoes ¼-inch thick and dredge in cornmeal mixture. Shake off excess meal. Add tomatoes to the hot skillet in a single layer and fry each side until golden brown.

Enjoy them piping hot!

Amelia Ables, KQ Communications

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