Fried Green Tomato

Fried green tomatoes were a somewhat obscure icon of the southern kitchen for decades before Fannie Flagg’s best-selling 1991 novel, Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe and its subsequent film version made them known to Americans beyond the South. They continue as a symbol of homespun southern cooking, though frequently now they are used as a downhome note in an upscale dish: a base for crab cakes, folded into a deluxe BLT, or a puckery layer in eggs Benedict.

Restaurants With This Dish

Tower of fried green tomatoes blanketed with melted pimento cheese and balsamic glaze
Harvest House

LANDRUM, SC

Hall’s on the River

WINCHESTER, KY

Chandler’s Deli

KNOXVILLE, TN

Off Da Chain Seafood & Mo

AIKEN, SC

Grumpy’s Sports Pub

AIKEN, SC

Martin’s

MONTGOMERY, AL

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