Fried Green Tomatoes with Milk Gravy

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Fried Green Tomatoes with Milk Gravy

Fried Green Tomatoes with Milk Gravy

I found a recipe online from the original book Fried Green Tomatoes by Fannie Flagg. I used panko breadcrumbs as they were the only ones I had and tried making them using bacon fat and also using grapeseed oil as I didn't have a lot of bacon fat, the bacon fat ones were obviously tastier if not cardiacally sound. The milk gravy is definitely something that enhances it and is essentially a roux sauce. The dish in unusual, but a definite winner and if you're growing tomatoes and finding that your regular tomatoes just aren't good enough to eat raw or in a salad, this is a great way to serve them.

Fried Green Tomatoes with Milk Gravy

Fried Green Tomatoes with Milk Gravy

Serves: 4

  • 3 tbs Bacon grease
  • 4 Tomatoes: green, firm, sliced into 1 cm pieces (discard ends)
  • 2 Eggs, beaten
  • 2 cups breadcrumbs
  • Flour
  • Milk
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Step 1 - Heat your bacon grease in a heavy frying pan. Dip tomatoes in eggs, then in bread crumbs. Slowly fry them in the bacon grease until golden brown on both sides. Put your tomatoes on a plate.

Step 2 - For each tablespoon of grease left in the pan, stir in one tablespoon of flour and blend well; then stir in one cup warm milk and cook until thickened, stirring constantly. Add salt and pepper till you like it.

Step 3 - Pour over the tomatoes and serve hot.

The best there is.

Sipsey Peavey, Whistle Stop Café

Whistle Stop, Alabama

From the book "Fried Green Tomatoes" by Fannie Flagg

Fried Green Tomatoes with Milk Gravy