Here in Northen Ohio I enjoy Fried Green Tomatos for a few months every year. I have never eaten any FGT’s but mine, no one around here cooks them and I mean "no one" and I have never experienced them in my travels. Why did I try them for myself? Because I always enjoy a cooking adventure, and when I first heard about FGT’s it sounded like a simple but tasty food to me.
Please remember, I have never had FGT’s cooked for me by anyone but me, I have never looked for a recipe for FGT’s, I just try what I think I will enjoy then try to improve on it to my tastes. You might hate this!
Here is how I cook FGT’s now:
I slowly heat up 2" of canola oil to frying temp in my deep sided cast iron pan while I prepare the FGT coating. At this point my coating has evolved to consist of: egg, milk and flour mixed to pancake batter consistency. I spice the batter with fresh ground black pepper, paprika and a little "ancho chile powder".
After the GT slices are dredged through the coating and fried to "golden brown" I serve them along with my favorite "creamy horseradish sauce"!
Note: when fresh green tomatoes are not available you can substitute "Tomatillas", which are available when green tomatoes are not! [:)]