Baked Green Tomatoes
Halve green tomatoes and place in 1/2 inch of water.
Season with salt, pepper and soy sauce.
Add brown sugar and slices of Swiss cheese.
Bake 40 minutes or until tender. Remove.
Add sour cream to water, mix and pour over slices.
This is all there is to this recipe. As with many of these older recipes, much is left to the cook's interpretation! There is also a discrepancy regarding the preparation of the tomatoes. The first instruction states to 'halve' the tomatoes while the last asks the cook to pour the sour cream sauce over the 'slices'. I believe the first instruction is correct because of the 40 minute baking time. Baking slices of green tomatoes for 40 minutes could very well turn them into a green mush! The following recipe is more reliable. It's a Paula Deen recipe. Enough said.
Fried Green Tomatoes
3 or 4 large, firm green tomatoes
2 cups self-rising flour or cornmeal
1-2 teaspoons pepper
Vegetable oil for frying
Slice tomatoes to desired thickness. Lay out on a pan and sprinkle with salt. Place in a colander and allow time for salt to pull the water out of tomatoes. Mix flour with pepper. Coat tomatoes with flour mixture and deep-fry until golden brown.
Many of you have a bounty of garden vegetables at this point in time...I hope this helps. For those of you that don't I've included a You Tube clip of one of my favorite movies. Enjoy. By the way, Fannie Flagg has written so many uplifting and fun books. If you haven't read them yet, they make incredible beach books!