I have read, and loved, Annie Flagg’s book and seen the film, but I had never eaten a fried green tomato until the other day. In truth I didn’t quite believe they were real – after all, they sound a bit like something Dr. Seuss would create.
So, when I saw them on a menu I simply had to try the fried green tomatoes. What a dish it is, these were in crisp breadcrumbs and really delicious. The crunch of the coating contrasting superbly with the succulent, but firm flesh of the tomatoes inside – and yes, they really were green.
If anyone can tell me if they are a green variety of tomato or simply picked while unripe, then I would be grateful.
The food in these parts is quite exciting, I am told that I might get peanut butter soup sometime…
Green ham and eggs anyone?