As the garden season gets into full swing, green tomatoes will appear at the Hunts Point Market. One of the most delicious ways to enjoy green tomatoes is eating them fried. Our team at E. Armata Inc. would like to share some information about this Southern staple so you can enjoy delicious fried green tomatoes this season! Continue reading to learn more! 

All About Fried Green Tomatoes

Green tomatoes tend to arrive early in the season at the Hunts Point Market. While most people associate fried green tomatoes with Southern cooking, their roots don’t run as deep as you would think. Fried green tomatoes became a southern icon after the release of the movie based on Fannie Flagg’s book “Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe.” After this low-budget movie turned out to be a great success, fried green tomatoes became an overnight southern culinary star! You can find this iconic dish in restaurants throughout the South, but here’s what you need to make classic fried green tomatoes at home:

  • Two large green tomatoes cut into thick slices. 
  • One cup of all-purpose flour.
  • Two cups of cornmeal or cracker crumbs.
  • Two eggs. 
  • ½ cup of milk. 
  • Oil for frying. 
  • Salt and pepper to taste. You can also add your favorite seasonings. 

To prepare delicious fried green tomatoes at home, start by patting the tomato slices dry with a paper towel. Season both sides. Make this process simple by creating separate stations for your flour, eggs, milk, and cornmeal. Dust the tomatoes on both sides with flour, then dip the slices into the egg mixture. Set them into the cornmeal and carefully coat each side. Once all of the tomatoes are covered, fry them up in hot oil over medium heat until both sides are golden brown. Drain both sides, and serve with your favorite sauce! 

Contact The Hunts Point Market

Now that you know more about fried green tomatoes, head down to the Hunts Point Market for E. Armata Inc.’s fresh selection! Our tomato department is quintessential to our operation, so you can be sure that our tomatoes are elite among the competition! Be sure to contact E. Armata Inc. today to learn more about our tomato department!

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