Fried Green Tomatoes

While I’m usually boasting about the amazing food specialities of NJ/NY, there are so many Southern staples that I can’t believe I’ve been missing out on before I moved to Charleston such as frogmore stew, real BBQ, hush puppies, collard greens, and of course…the fried green tomato. One of the many gorgeous plantations in Charleston is called Boone Hall Plantation. Well, Boone Hall is actually in Mt. Pleasant, but close enough. They have their signature recipe for a fried green tomato that includes Parmesan cheese right into the breading. I prefer my fried green tomatoes with pimento cheese, although another popular way is to serve them with a dill sour cream sauce.

-2 large green tomatoes, sliced thin
-1/2 cup plain breadcrumbs
-1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
-1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
-1/4 teaspoon salt
-Flour and egg for dredging
-2-3 tablespoons vegetable oil for frying
-Pimento cheese
1. Heat vegetable oil in frying pan over medium-high heat.
2. Coat tomato slices in flour, then egg wash, then bread crumbs. Place in frying pan, sprinkle with garlic powder and Parmesan cheese. Cook 3 minutes. Turn slices, sprinkle with garlic powder and Parmesan cheese and cook an additional 3 minutes. Serve with pimento cheese.
Source: Boone Hall

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