Georgia boasts a wide variety of local produce from peaches to blueberries. However, one of my all time favorite farmers market treats is fried green tomatoes.
It’s been said that the general public is eating tomatoes all wrong — waiting for them to turn red when in fact they are at their peak flavor while green. I’m inclined to agree! There is nothing more my family enjoys than picking fresh green tomatoes from our garden, or buying them at the local farmers market.
At the Chagnon household, we make fried green tomatoes with a little “twist”. I’ll call the following recipe: The best fried green tomatoes ever!
Ingredients for 2 servings:
Two medium sized fresh local green tomatoes
about 5-6 large Basil leaves chopped
about a 1/2 cup corn meal
Heat a large skillet with about 1/2 an inch of peanut oil
Slice the tomatoes about 1/4 inch thickness and dust with corn meal
Place tomato slices into oil and cook until golden brown (turning as needed)
Stack tomato slices as follows: slice/blue cheese/slice/blue cheese until about 4-5 slices high.
Drizzle Balsamic reduction on top and garnish with fresh chopped Basil
Ask God’s blessing and enjoy!
Nothing brings togetherness in a family like God, each other, and good southern comfort food!