Fried Green Tomatoes

Fried Green Tomatoes

Summer is on the horizon, which means it's the perfect time to pick some under-ripe green tomatoes! If there's one thing this Southern girl can't resist, it's fried green tomatoes. Their tart-sweet flavor combined with a crunchy cornmeal coating is heaven on a plate for me (even better if you throw in some pimiento cheese).

If you're not familiar with Dixie cooking, this easy recipe from Southern Living is a great way to introduce a classic Southern dish to your family. Fried green tomatoes (or 'maters, depending on where you're from) are great as a side dish or appetizer. Top them with an herb salad and a bright vinaigrette for even more garden-fresh flavor. Here's SL's fool-proof technique: