Try this fried green tomato recipe from For the Children as a great side dish or appetizer.
Fried Green Tomatoes
- 4 large green tomatoes, sliced ¼- to ⅓-inch thick
- 1½ cups buttermilk
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 cup self-rising cornmeal
- 3 cups vegetable oil
- Salt to taste
Place tomato slices in shallow dish. Pour buttermilk over tomatoes. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Combine flour and cornmeal in shallow dish or pie plate. Dredge tomato slices in flour/cornmeal mixture. Fry tomatoes, in batches, in hot oil in a large (preferably cast-iron) skillet over medium heat for 3 minutes on each side or until golden. Drain on paper towels. Salt to taste.
— Melbia McCain
For the Children
This past school year, 1,640 Cabarrus County schoolchildren walked out of the Junior Charity League of Concord’s Clothing Room with new jeans, shirts, uniforms, shoes, socks, coats, and gloves. Starting this month, probably that many more will turn to the charity for help getting dressed for school.
One of the ways the league pays for its biggest project is with proceeds from its cookbook, For the Children.
Founded in 1930 to feed schoolchildren whose families were hard hit by the Depression, the Junior Charity League has produced seven cookbooks since 1941. The most recent edition was published in 2010.
To order a copy, contact the Junior Charity League office at (704) 652-0669 or email@example.com.
Additional recipes from For the Children that appeared originally with this one:
Shredded French Dip Sandwiches