Green Tomatoes!

Frying Green Tomatoes, Tonight!

This week, temperatures are falling drastically here in Central Arkansas, zone 7. Chances are, if like me, you grew tomatoes this summer, you still have plenty of green, underripe tomatoes growing.

Do you leave the green tomatoes behind or pick them?

We pick them!! Fried green tomatoes are an autumn favorite of ours!

~Amber Hamilton Henson

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(Check back later, this blog post is a work in progress, as I update with links to Bonnie Plants’ Mr. Stripey and Troybilt! …and maybe a few photos of the fried ‘maters! Yummmmmm!!”)

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EASY RECIPE:

4-5 green tomatoes, med size, sliced 1/4 -1/2 inch thick

Mix 1/2 cup cornstarch, 1/2 cup flour, 1/2 Tbsp salt, 1/2 Tbsp pepper, 1 tsp cayenne.

Coat the tomatoes in the dry mix.

In small bowl whisk 1/2 cup buttermilk and 3 eggs.

Coat the tomatoes.

Fry until golden!

(Fry over Med-high heat. Must have high heat to prevent soggy batter! Light and Crispy is the goal!)

Season with sea salt as they cool on paper towels! 🙂 Enjoy!

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*The tomatoes shown are Mr. Stripey heirloom tomatoes. I bought 3 small, starter Bonnie Plants this spring and have had GREAT results! We’ve had loads of orange to red tomatoes to enjoy all summer. It’s October 16th and the plants are still flowering and growing strongly! This is a really sweet variety of tomato. Temperatures are dropping rapidly in Arkansas this week, so I wasn’t sure these last of the season would reach ripeness before the cold sets in. They are PERFECT for frying green! With a well seasoned batter, these Mr. Stripey tomatoes offer just the right of tang when fried while they’re still a dense green! Read more about these tomatoes on Bonnie Plant’s site:
http://bonnieplants.com/products/vegetables/tomato-varieties/all-tomatoes/mr-stripey-heirloom-tomato

*The pruners shown are Troy Bilt professional bypass pruners. With sharp blades and comfortable no-slip grips, harvesting in my garden is FANTASTIC. Troy Bilt gardening tools are really well constructed. I highly recommend them! You can find this pair of pruners and more to buy directly from Troy Bilt on their site:
http://www.troybilt.com/equipment/troybilt/garden-tools

See you around the blogosphere!
Your Friend,
~Amber Hamilton Henson

PS. This blog post will continue to link with other blogs everyday this week! Visit the blog parties, via these links:
SavvySouthernStyle’s Wow Us Wednesday
HandyManCraftyWoman’s Wicked Awesome Wednesday
NiftyThriftyThings’ Nifty Thrifty Sunday
ArkansasWomenBloggers’ Sunday Link Up
ImAddictedToRecipes’ Scrumptious Sunday Link Party
ElizabethAndCo’s Be Inspired Link Party #92
ConfessionOfAPlateAddict’s The Scoop #89

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