This post isn't so pizzalicious. Fried green tomatoes are NOT pizza... but consider this: all the components are there- grain, tomato, cheese, basil...yeah!
Yesterday my friend Alex and I made fried green tomatoes for lunch! They were pretty darn good. I think this is a recipe that I'll spend some time perfecting this Summer. There are a few kinks to work out but I think we're off to a good start!
We used tomatoes that some friends and I grew in our garden in
Here's our menu for two:
-Fried green tomatoes with pesto
-Red, ripe Tomatoes with pesto
-A tall glass of sweet iced tea
We just chopped up some beautiful ripe heritage tomatoes (Grandma's Little Girls, maybe, I'm not sure.) to eat with our FGT because they were beautiful and tasty. The texture is so different than the fried green tomatoes. We also really loved looking at the various stages of growth exhibited in the green tomatoes. It was crazy to cut them open and see this brainy looking mass of seeds and hollow spaces.
We served up our tomatoes and pesto with some nice, cold, cottage cheese. It was a really nice contrast in flavor and texture to both kinds of tomatoes. It also looked really appealing on the plate. I'm not sure if cottage cheese is the normal side for fried green tomatoes, but it really was a delightful combination.