Fried Green Tomatoes Recipe

fried green tomatoes

Ever since I saw the movie Fried Green Tomatoes, I have been obsessed with their crunchy sweet goodness.  A local hamburger stand makes them seasonally, but they sell out quickly every day.  My best bet is to make sure I get my hands on some plump green tomatoes every summer so I can make my own batch.

A couple of weeks ago, Art and visited with his parents.  His dad mentioned that their tomatoes were not ripening this year, even though there had been a lot of heat.  I offered to take a few green tomatoes off his hands.  (You know where I’m going with this…)

This snack is super easy to make.  Just make sure the tomatoes are thoroughly green.  The redder they are, the softer they will be and they won’t stand up to dredging or frying.  Also, don’t use tomatillos.  I’ve never tried, but I’m pretty sure it wouldn’t taste right.

Fried Green Tomatoes


2 large green tomatoes, sliced about 1/2 inch thick (the thinner you slice, the crispier they will be)

1 egg, beaten

1/4 cup milk

1/2 cup flour

1 cup panko

1 tsp. salt

1/4 tsp. pepper

vegetable oil for frying


Whisk eggs and milk together in a shallow bowl.  Dump flour onto a plate. Mix panko, salt and pepper on a second plate.  Arrange your dredging station from left to right (or reverse if you prefer): flour plate, egg-milk bowl, panko plate, frying pan.

Pour vegetable oil into frying pan to about 1/2 inch depth (enough to cover slices).  Heat to medium heat.

Dip slices of tomato one at a time into flour, then egg-milk mixture, then panko.  Fry in batches of four or five, until golden brown, then flip them with a fork and brown the other side.  Drain on paper towels.

fried green tomatoes


Military Spouse Wellness Summit – Happily Ever After #MSWS16

military spouse wellness summit

Over our 28 years of marriage, Art and I have been separated quite a few times.  Not separated as in “legally separated”, but separated by circumstances.  Almost every year while he was in the Air Force Art had two or three week mission trips away.  In 1995 he was gone for six weeks to NCO Academy in Texas (he even missed Bud’s first birthday).

Then in 2012, Art went back to school, in Oregon.  The only problem was that we were living in California.  That time we were separated for three months – possibly the hardest three months of my life.

Fortunately, we have never been separated for extended periods of time as some military couples have.  One thing we learned during all those separations was how important it is to check in with each other as much as possible.  We always tried to maintain the closeness we feel when we are together, even though we were so many miles apart.

More recently, we’ve discovered how important it is to take care of ourselves individually.  By nurturing ourselves body and soul, we are better able to maintain a healthy relationship with each other.

Are you a military spouse who needs some support in finding your own well-being?

InDependent, Corie Weathers, and Armed Forces Insurance bring you the second annual Military Spouse Wellness Summit: Happily Ever After 2016.

Together InDependent and Corie have partnered to interview ten leaders in individual and relationship wellness. The event mission is to inspire spouses to achieve health and wellness independently in mind, body, and emotion and positively impact your military marriage. EVERY VIP REGISTERED participant receives a 1-year membership to Thrive Market (Retail Value $60) and a chance to win PRIZES from vendors like emeals, Elva Resa Publishing, Gaia, Green Chef , QALO rings, R.Riveter, Zest Tea, ZZZBears and many more.

The Summit begins Monday, October 17 and ends Friday, October 22 with a bonus day on Saturday when we announce our big grand-prize winner donated by Military Benefit Association!

Listen online! Join us while on a walk enjoying the fall weather or tearing it up at the gym. For our General Admission participants, the recordings will available during the week of the event (Oct. 17-23). VIP participants will be able to download all recordings after the summit for unlimited use.

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