Fried Green Tomatoes

#9 - Fried Green Tomatoes
  • 4 or 5 medium green tomatoes
  • 1/3 cup of flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • Dash of pepper
  • 1/4 cup vegetable shortening

I don't know if this is the recipe made famous by the Whistle Stop Cafe, but the result is surely good to eat. Wash tomatoes; remove stem end. Cut crosswise into 1/2" slices. Blend flour, salt and pepper. Dip slices into mixture. Brown quickly in vegetable oil, on one side. Turn and reduce heat. Cook until soft in center.

  • Yields: 4 servings
  • Preparation Time: 30 minutes or less