Green tomatoes are one of the South's best-kept vegetable secrets! Until the early 90s, most of America had no idea that fried green tomatoes were a "thing." And then Fannie Flagg came along with the book "Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe," which was subsequently made into a hit movie.
These recipes include a few versions of Southern-fried green tomatoes along with some fabulous fritters, green tomato rice, soup, relishes, and a moist and delicious cake.
01 | Green Tomato Rice
It's surprising how something as unexpected as un-ripened green tomatoes can brighten up a dish. This green tomato rice is bursting with flavor and color, and it's another excellent way to use end-of-season tomatoes before the last frost.
Green tomatoes gained national fame in the early 90s with the movie, "Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe," based on the book by Fannie Flagg. Before that, most Americans were unaware of the great taste of those late-season tomatoes. This easy fried green tomatoes version includes an egg and a seasoned cornmeal and flour batter.
These sweet, cake-like fritters are fluffy deep-fried treats! The sweet corn and green tomato fritters are similar to doughnuts and are fantastic with maple syrup or golden cane syrup. Or dust them with some powdered sugar. They make a delicious breakfast, brunch, or dessert dish.
The Sriracha mayonnaise flavors these classic fried green tomatoes perfectly.
A fried green tomato sandwich? Yes, please! This bacon, lettuce and fried green tomato sandwich is a grilled BLT with the addition of fried green tomatoes. Remoulade sauce is the perfect spread.