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Stir-Fried Green Tomatoes Recipe

Stir-Fried Green Tomatoes Recipe

This is a surprising and delicious way to use up the green tomatoes that would otherwise be wasted by the first frost. Firm, tart-sweet green tomatoes are a late-season treat and this recipe is so easy to make. Helen Nearing truly did write the book on how to cook and eat simply but very, very well. This recipe is one of her classics.

3 green tomatoes, sliced
3 tablespoons wholewheat flour or fine cornmeal
1/2 teaspoon thyme
Pinch of oregano
Pinch of curry powder
2 tablespoons oil
Handful of chopped parsley

1. Dip tomato slices in mixture of flour, herbs and curry.

2. Place slices in oiled skillet and simmer over low fire until lightly browned on both sides but still firm.

3. Garnish with parsley and serve.

Serves 4.

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Adapted from Simple Food for the Good Life by Helen Nearing (Chelsea Green, 1999). Copyright (c) 1999 by Helen Nearing. Reprinted by permission of Chelsea Green.
Adapted from Simple Food for the Good Life by Helen Nearing (Chelsea Green, 1999).

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4:51PM PDT on Sep 8, 2013

The herbs are an interesting addition. Def will try.

10:31AM PDT on Sep 8, 2013

Good recipe,thanks for sharing

5:42AM PDT on Sep 8, 2013

Will try them this way...have never added the herbs.

4:09AM PDT on Mar 27, 2013


2:36AM PDT on Mar 17, 2013

Never tried this before so will give it a go as sounds tasty.

1:32AM PST on Mar 8, 2013

Thanks Annie.

8:02AM PST on Mar 7, 2013

anybody ever see the movie?

8:02AM PST on Mar 7, 2013

love fried green tomatoes.

9:14AM PST on Mar 6, 2013

Didnt sound like my cup of tea, but hey ya never know until you tried it,( oh well- sometimes you do ;))

Thanks for sharing!

6:11AM PST on Mar 6, 2013

I like fried green tomatoes.

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