Tomorrow is another day

In conjunction with my reading Gone with the Wind, I decided to make Fried Green Tomatoes. I had them during a recent visit to Atlanta, a booming Southern city where I'd never been before. I haven't finished the book yet, but the DVDs are here from Netflix as soon as I'm ready. At the moment, Scarlett is dealing with Scalawags and Carpetbaggers.

But back to the 'maters.

I went a little wild at the River Market on Saturday, spending all of my $6 before I stumbled across the farmer with the green tomatoes. I dug around in the bottom of my handbag until I came up with two quarters and asked him how many green maters he'd give me for them. He handed me four little ones and asked me to come back next weekend when he'll have more for me.

I wanted to fry them up on Thursday and make some grits, but I couldn't wait and ended up cooking them up tonite. See photos below. I did a buttermilk wash, dredged them in flour and cornmeal, cayenne and salt, and then fried over medium heat until nearly black.

Look how bright and green these are.

Frying slowly, working their way toward deliciousness.

Serving with a generous amount of hot sauce.

Kitten looks on toward the maters on the nice set table with white hydrangea, Chilean white wine and the Halloween oven mitt.

Tonight I'm cutting squares for the final pieces of the quilt. Will post pictures soon!