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Old 12-17-2017, 12:52 PM   #11
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I live in the north (wisconsin) for most of my life and I've never seen green tomatoes in the stores, ever, ever. We grow a garden and so we have green tomatoes as we please. One year I canned (waterbath) sliced green tomatoes so I could make them in winter. The down side, is that they are quite wet and fall apart easily, but they are better than nothing in January.

When I visited Georgia, we hit a great restaurant and I ordered fried green tomatoes in the end of December over the holidays. They appeared to me, at least to be deep fried and probably bought frozen from a restaurant supply, and they were delicious.

So I checked online and some stores carry a brand of frozen breaded green tomatoes called 'pictsweet'. Some stores carry them, though not up here in the northern part of the country. Depending on where you live, you might find them at your local store.
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Old 12-17-2017, 12:52 PM   #12
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I love them. They make a great sandwich as well. Mayo and fresh soft white bread. S&P. Maybe even a drop or three of hot sauce.

I use the traditional breading method that some might to laborious.
Flour - Egg wash - Panko bread crumbs and then into the freezer.
I use wax sheets and layer them until done with breading. I fry some right away. The rest get put into a plastic freezer bag. They are then there anytime you want some.
Wish I had put away 10 pounds last summer.......LOL
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Old 12-17-2017, 06:26 PM   #13
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A lot of markets have them in the back. The tomatoes come in green and they ripen them before putting them out front. If you ask they might have some.
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Old 12-17-2017, 06:35 PM   #14
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A lot of markets have them in the back. The tomatoes come in green and they ripen them before putting them out front. If you ask they might have some.
I thought that was done in warehouses before they were delivered to grocery stores. Also, a lot of the tomatoes available this time of year are grown in greenhouses instead of open fields, and packaged in plastic containers rather than crates, so they are allowed to ripen further before being shipped.
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Old 12-18-2017, 10:23 PM   #15
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Uncle Bob spot on. If you want a real treat do a BLT with the T being fried green tomatoes. Amazing! Unless you can find a hot house type tomato this time of year you are most likely out of luck.
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Old 12-20-2017, 03:32 PM   #16
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I love Fried green tomatoes! I grew up in NC and here's how my mom taught me - never fails. I usually double this recipe:

1/4 cup flour

1 egg beaten with 1/2 cup buttermilk

Combine:
1/4 C flour
1/2 cup cornmeal
salt
pepper
garlic powder - just a little

3 medium-size green tomatoes, cut into 1/3-inch slices
Vegetable oil
Salt to taste


Dip sliced tomatoes in flour and then in the buttermilk/egg mixture.
Now dip in cornmeal/flour mixture and set on a rack to firm up a bit. (you can skip this if in a hurry)

Fry on both sides and drain on paper. Salt lightly after frying.
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Old 12-21-2017, 10:46 PM   #17
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I love them. They make a great sandwich as well. Mayo and fresh soft white bread. S&P. Maybe even a drop or three of hot sauce.

I use the traditional breading method that some might to laborious.
Flour - Egg wash - Panko bread crumbs and then into the freezer.
I use wax sheets and layer them until done with breading. I fry some right away. The rest get put into a plastic freezer bag. They are then there anytime you want some.
Wish I had put away 10 pounds last summer.......LOL
I'm going to give your method a try for next winter. Even if I only put away 5 lbs in the freezer, it would get me through the winter. Thanks.
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