"My grandmother came up with her own version of fried green tomatoes years ago. Our family loves it," says Melanie Chism of Coker, Alabama. "It's a traditional taste of the South that anyone anywhere can enjoy!"
- 4 medium green tomatoes
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning
- 3/4 cup cornmeal
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- Slice tomatoes 1/4 in. thick. Sprinkle both sides with salt and lemon-pepper. Let stand for 20-25 minutes. Coat with cornmeal. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Fry tomatoes for 3-4 minutes on each side or until tender and golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Serve immediately. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Fried Green Tomatoes in Country Woman July/August 2002, p41
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