Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café
By Catherine Lee, 14 October 2012 –
When I opened the bag this week and discovered the abundance of green tomatoes, my first thought was of the film, Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café. I’ve never actually had Fried Green Tomatoes so it was a good opportunity to try this classic Southern American dish. Substituting the buttermilk for regular milk, they turned out nicely and it was quite a treat to have some Southern fried food.
Indian cuisine has a great tradition of finding uses for green tomatoes. This recipe for Green Tomato Curry with Potatoes and Garlic from Raghavan Iyer's 660 Curries is incredibly simple and perfect for any unwanted green tomatoes. The browning of the garlic at the beginning may sound a little extreme, but as long as it doesn't burn, you'll be left with this gorgeous aroma that will deepen the flavor of each bite. It's all balanced by the green tomatoes, which help lend the dish some much needed acidity.
And finally, as I make soup constantly throughout the colder months, it seemed fitting to post a recipe for a Green Tomato Soup, which also incorporated some of this weeks potatoes.