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

J.R.’s Ribshack

PANAMA CITY, FL

Southern Comfort

HOPE HULL, AL

Lo-Lo’s Chicken and Waffles

PHOENIX, AZ

Marie’s BBQ House

HEFLIN, AL

Delta Meat Market

CLEVELAND, MS

Chandler’s Deli

KNOXVILLE, TN

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