Southern Cooking

I love to cook.  It makes me smile.  And this is the way we socialize.  Yes we are foodies.  So I wanted to share family favorites with you.

Fried Green Tomatoes Recipe


3 medium, firm green tomatoes
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup milk or buttermilk
1 egg
1/3 cup cornmeal
1/2 cup fine dry bread crumbs
1/4 cup vegetable oil


1 Cut unpeeled tomatoes into 1/2 inch slices. Sprinkle slices with salt. Let tomato slices stand for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, place in separate shallow bowls:
the flour
buttermilk and egg
bread crumbs and cornmeal
2 Heat the oil in a skillet on medium heat. Beat the egg and the buttermilk together. Dip tomato slices in the flour, then buttermilk-egg mixture, then the cornmeal-bread crumb mix. In the skillet, fry half of the coated tomato slices at a time, for 3-5 minutes on each side or until brown. Set the cooked tomatoes on paper towels to drain. These are fantastic with good ol country gravy.

Red-Pepper Straws

  • 2/3 cup(s) sliced marinated roasted red pepper
  • 1 tablespoon(s) olive oil
  • 1 1/3 cup(s) grated cheese, you can pick your favorite.  I like cheddar and mozzarella.
  • 2  cans of croissant rolls, rolled out thin.

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Roll out croissant dough into a rectangle. Lay out red peppers over 1 can of dough.  Sprinkle cheese over the red peppers. Take 2nd can of rolled out dough place over first sheet. Press slightly to seal. 
  3. Cut dough into 24 eight-inch-long strips. Twist each strip and transfer to 2 parchment-lined baking pans. Chill for 20 minutes. Bake for 15 minutes.
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1 comment:

  1. There you go, cooking something delicious again...............with OUT me!!


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