21 September 2011

Just a Recipe (Since It Is Too Nice to Be Inside) Wednesdays

Fried Green Tomatoes with Sweet Corn Salsa

**Fried Green Tomatoes with Sweet Corn Salsa**
  • 3 medium, firm green tomatoes
  • Salt
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning (optional)
  • 1/2 cup milk or buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup fine dry bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup peanut oil or other vegetable oil
  • Corn Salsa (recipe) below
  • Sweet Basil Mayonnaise (recipe below)
1. Cut unpeeled tomatoes into 1/2 inch slices. Sprinkle slices with salt. Let tomato slices stand for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, place in separate shallow bowls: the flour and Cajun seasoning (if using), buttermilk and egg, and bread crumbs and cornmeal.

2. Heat the peanut oil in a skillet on medium heat. Beat the egg and the buttermilk together. Dip tomato slices in the flour-seasoning mix, then buttermilk-egg mixture, then the cornmeal-bread crumb mix. In the skillet, fry half of the coated tomato slices at a time, for 3-5 minutes on each side or until brown. Set the cooked tomatoes on paper towels to drain.

3. Place 2 or 3 slices on a plate, top with corn salsa and serve with a dollop of basil mayonnaise.

Serves 4

**Corn Salsa **
  • 2 ears of corn, kernels removed
  • 1/2 red pepper, finely chopped
  • 1/4 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon basil, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon balsmic vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
For corn salsa, combine corn, red pepper, and onion and add to frying pan. Add 1/2 cup water and cook over medium high heat until water has disappeared and salsa is lightly cooked. Add basil, vinegar and salt and let sit while you prepare tomatoes.

**Sweet Basil Mayonnaise**
  • 1 cup loosely packed fresh basil leaves
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper
In a food processor, puree the basil, mayonnaise, lemon juice and mustard. Season with salt and pepper and set aside.

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  1. I NEED to get some fried green tomatoes into my body before this summer is over! Amazing recipe!

  2. Your fried green tomatoes with corn salsa rock! This is awesome.


  3. Wonderful. I've had green tomatoes in fridge to keep them green for over a week now. Although they are earmarked for a different recipe, I'd like to try your fried version. I didn't have luck w/ the one I tried summer 2010.

  4. That's a delightful dish VAL!
    Love the nice thick slices of tomatoes.

  5. Good for you getting outside instead of labouring over your computer. :-) You've inspired me and I think I shall do the same even though the weather is NOT beautiful. :-)

  6. Val, I could greedily eat alot of these! I'm loving all the different flavours you have going on! This is perfect brunch food!

  7. You fried green tomatoes look absolutely perfect! I really love the corn salsa accompaniment to lighten them up a big.

  8. I have to admit I've never tried a fried green tomato. We probably will have lots of green tomatoes this year with the mild weather we're having. Your photo inspires me to fry up a batch.

  9. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE fried tomatoes. These look AMAZING.

  10. Your clearly know the way to my heart. AMAZING!!!

  11. Couldn't agree more!

    Thanks for the recipe. I love love love fried green tomatoes. And corn. You make me want to whip up a batch now!

  12. Dear Valli, I think look and sounds absolutely wonderful , look yummy!!Really love this recipe!!

  13. right when I wanted to make fried green tomatoes the green tomatoes disappeared from the farmer's market!

  14. I haven't fried a single green tomato this season- time to remedy that! These look delicious. :)

  15. How wonderful! Wish I could grab a couple of those right about now!!!

  16. That looks really delicious, Val -- and I love your knew category for Wednesday. :)

  17. I had tomatoes put aside from making fried green tomatoes for a few weeks - and it just never happened. I crave them - and seeing your salsa and dressing I am literally salivating. Now, no more green tomatoes. But, not again. I will definitely make sure I get a few dishes of these next season. YUM!

  18. Great looking tomatoes and I agree with Joan....like the new Wednesday posts

  19. What a great idea to serve these with the salsa. We have ours for breakfast, but now I've got to put this on my lunch menu.


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