Kermit Says That Green Is Good.....

Mikey(SoCal-Z10-22/23)July 7, 2008

and so do I....

I'm not a fan of red tomatoes except in salsas and on burgers. I pick them out of salads..... However, green tomatoes...oh my!

The fetching Mrs. Mikey likes tomatoes both red and green and thus she wasn't disappointed when I picked these green tomatoes for frying....

Sliced, salted and allowed to drain for a couple of hours:

Then battered and into the frying pan...

Now that's the way to eat a tomato....

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calpat(zone9ab No.Ca.)

Hey Mikey, those do look very good, but I still haven't developed the taste for fried green tomatoes. Did you happen to persue my post about growing tomatoes in pots/containers. Would appreciate your opinion and any helpful hints. Pat

    Bookmark   July 7, 2008 at 12:54PM
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CA Kate

Mikey: those look terrific... I just may need to pick one of my big, pink-tinged toms for supper tonight. Yum!

Pat: I'm not Mikey, but, out of gopher-necessity, I grow all my veggies in containers.

If you look at teh middle bottom you can just see a potion of the galvanized stock tank I grow the big ones in... with the 2 Zuchinni plants in pots in front.

These are the Ace Toms getting ripe in the heat.

On the other side of this same container is an Early Girl who is already 7' tall.

They get fresh compost-filled-up every spring, and watered with liquid fertilizer regularly.

    Bookmark   July 7, 2008 at 6:01PM
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Pat: I'm sorry but I'm not certain what thread you are referring to. I did plant one "cherry tomato" in a pot this year only because I had no room elsewhere in my very small veggie garden. I don't like using pots because I consider them high maintenance. I put my cherry tomato in quotes above because the cherry tomatoes on the plant are about 3" in diameter.... Pretty big cherries LOL...

    Bookmark   July 7, 2008 at 11:38PM
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Oh, I'm salivating!!! I LOVE fried green tomatoes! What do you use for batter, Mikey? Egg, flour, water? I forgot the part about letting them drain first, too. :D

I'm keeping notes on container veggie gardening for future use. At least for tomatoes. Yum!


    Bookmark   July 8, 2008 at 9:04AM
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CA Kate

Mikey: I did make Fried Green tomatoes for my supper. Thank you for the inspiration.

    Bookmark   July 8, 2008 at 2:19PM
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This time I used 1/4 cup cornmeal, 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, 2 Tbl flour, 3/4 tsp garlic salt, 1/2 tsp dried oregano and 1/8 tsp black pepper. Dipped slices in egg batter then into the above mix & into the frying pan....

Any other recommendations for a batter mixture?

    Bookmark   July 9, 2008 at 11:29PM
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CA Kate

I just used the Pepper Melangé (from a GW recipe), and egg wash, and well-crushed cracker crumbs -- altho' I have used panko too, fried in butter.

    Bookmark   July 9, 2008 at 11:58PM
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