In honor of the Missouri State Fair, going on now through 19, 2012 in Sedalia, we're sharing a recipe for fried green tomatoes - one of the many unique and delicious concessions available to fairgoers. And after your visit to the Fair, you can make your very own batch at home to splurge and reminisce about the great time you had taking in all the sights and sounds of the Missouri State Fair.
We've also included a second tomato recipe this week - a cool and creamy BLT Dip. While it's not your traditional BLT, it's a great way to enjoy the tomatoes you've harvested or bought from your local farmers' market with the great flavor combination of the traditional sandwich. And while you're at the Missouri State Fair, stop by the AgriMissouri Market and Farmers' Market both located in the Agriculture Building on the fairgrounds and check out the wide variety of Missouri Made and Missouri Grown products featured there.
Fried Green Tomatoes
- 3 medium-size green tomatoes, cut into 1/3-inch slices
- Vegetable oil
- Salt to taste
- 1 large egg, lightly beaten
- 1/2 cup buttermilk
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour, divided
- 1/2 cup cornmeal
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- Combine egg and buttermilk; set aside.
- Combine 1/4 cup all-purpose flour, cornmeal, 1 teaspoon salt, and pepper in a shallow bowl or pan.
- Dredge tomato slices in remaining 1/4 cup flour; dip in egg mixture, and dredge in cornmeal mixture.
- Pour oil to a depth of 1/4 to 1/2 inch in a large cast-iron skillet; heat to 375°. Drop tomatoes, in batches, into hot oil, and cook 2 minutes on each side or until golden. Drain on paper towels or a rack. Sprinkle hot tomatoes with salt.
- 2 cups sour cream
- 2 cups mayonnaise
- 2 lbs sliced bacon, cooked and crumbled
- 6 plum tomatoes, chopped
- 3 green onions, chopped
- assorted crackers or chips
- In a bowl, combine the sour cream, mayonnaise, bacon, tomatoes and onions.
- Refrigerate until serving.
- Serve with crackers or chips.
Fried Green Tomato recipe and picture courtesy of myrecipes.com from Southern Living. BLT Dip recipe and picture courtesy of food.com.