Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Good Eats Wednesday

Fried Green Tomatos

Cherry Tomato Plant

Beefsteak Tomato Plant

Our Little Container Garden

Condo living in South Florida, has it's advantages and disadvantages
in regards to maintaining a garden.
But I do what I can...
I bought my little tomato plants about six weeks ago,
and they were only a couple inches tall,
now, how these babies have flourished!
Which makes tomato season early for me.
My neighbor and I share this little community garden by our pool.

Growing in Our Garden:
cherry tomatos
beefsteak tomatos
chili peppers
one lime tree

One of my favorite Southern summer treats
 is Fried Green Tomatos...
though I tend not to deep fry
anything in my kitchen,
here is a simple and slightly healthier recipe.

Fried Green Tomatos
Serves: 2-4

1-2 green tomatos
1 egg
1/2 -3/4 cup of self-rising corn flour
3 tbsp vegetable, canola, or light olive oil

Slice tomatos about a 1/3 of an inch thick.
Dip each slice in beaten egg,
the dredge in cornmeal flour,
coating both sides.
Once oil is heated
on medium to medium-high in skillet or fry pan,
fit tomatoes in and cook to desired texture.
(I prefer them a little al dente, with the breading just beginning to crisp.)

Have you planted your summer garden?

Bon Appetit!


  1. My dad loves growing tomatoes! He just bought himself a little tomato plant, and he let me name it Mr. T! Y'know, like the guy with the Mohawk!

  2. I did my square foot garden and all of my veggies are sprouting now - it's so exciting to see them growing! I have an herb garden indoors in my kitchen with 8 different herbs...Have a great day! xxoo :)

  3. Oh, I'm very jealous! Did not get to try container gardening this year because of my schedule, but I hope to do it this fall or winter. I do have pepper sprouts!



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