Fried Green Tomatoes
James Carrier
Yields Makes 2 servings

How to Make It

Step 1
1

Rinse green tomatoes; cut crosswise into 1/2-inch-thick slices, discarding tops and bottoms. Lightly sprinkle both sides of slices with salt and pepper. Lay in a single layer on paper towels. Let stand 5 to 10 minutes.

Step 2
2

Meanwhile, cut red tomatoes in half and squeeze juice and flesh into a fine strainer set over a bowl; press enough tomato solids through strainer to make about 1/3 cup liquid.

Step 3
3

Coat green tomato slices in semolina flour or yellow cornmeal. Pour 2 tablespoons olive oil into a 10- to 12-inch nonstick frying pan over medium heat. Cook tomato slices in a single layer until golden brown on both sides, 8 to 10 minutes total. Stack slices on two dinner plates.

Step 4
4

Add the 1/3 cup tomato juice and solids, vinegar, and butter to pan; stir constantly over medium-high heat until butter is melted and incorporated into juices, 1 to 2 minutes. Add parsley and salt and pepper to taste. Spoon sauce over tomato stacks.

Step 5
5

Mix frisée with 1 teaspoon olive oil; mound equally on tomato stacks.

Ingredients

 2 green (unripe) tomatoes (8 oz. each)
  Salt and pepper
 2 ripe red tomatoes (8 oz. each)
  Semonlina flour or yellow cornmeal
  About 2 tablespoons olive oil
 2 tablespoons sherry vinegar or red wine vinegar
 2 tablespoons butter
 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
 1 cup rinsed and crisped frisée or baby salad mix

Directions

Step 1
1

Rinse green tomatoes; cut crosswise into 1/2-inch-thick slices, discarding tops and bottoms. Lightly sprinkle both sides of slices with salt and pepper. Lay in a single layer on paper towels. Let stand 5 to 10 minutes.

Step 2
2

Meanwhile, cut red tomatoes in half and squeeze juice and flesh into a fine strainer set over a bowl; press enough tomato solids through strainer to make about 1/3 cup liquid.

Step 3
3

Coat green tomato slices in semolina flour or yellow cornmeal. Pour 2 tablespoons olive oil into a 10- to 12-inch nonstick frying pan over medium heat. Cook tomato slices in a single layer until golden brown on both sides, 8 to 10 minutes total. Stack slices on two dinner plates.

Step 4
4

Add the 1/3 cup tomato juice and solids, vinegar, and butter to pan; stir constantly over medium-high heat until butter is melted and incorporated into juices, 1 to 2 minutes. Add parsley and salt and pepper to taste. Spoon sauce over tomato stacks.

Step 5
5

Mix frisée with 1 teaspoon olive oil; mound equally on tomato stacks.

Fried Green Tomatoes