Come along with me as I journal about my latest cooking and gardening adventures. Discover what grows in my zone five garden, and see what new recipes I try from my cookbook collection each week.

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Since moving to Midland, Michigan, I have been reading and researching many cooking journals, cookbooks and collected recipes from the past thirty years. Organizing pictures of gardens I enjoy has also been a joy for me, as I continue to learn about garden design and horticulture.

angel food cakes

angel food cakes
this kitchen is seasoned with love

Sunday, October 7, 2012

fried green tomatoes

autumn is the time to enjoy fried green tomatoes.  when the temperatures dropped, i gathered all the green tomatoes from the vines in the yard.

since green tomatoes are firm, they work so nicely when battered, keeping their texture and shape.  i use 1/2 cup of corn meal and 1/2 cup of flour, mixed with salt and pepper to taste.

then, i use either buttermilk or half and half for coating the tomatoes before the batter step.

by coating the tomatoes, the batter adheres to the slices easily and gives the tomatoes the desired crunch upon eating.

so, to make the fried green tomatoes, first dip the slices into the milk, then coat with batter and place in a hot non-stick skillet.  brown and turn until crisp.

to serve:  stack into a tower.

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