Normally I would have let these sit and ripen, but one night while I was in Salt Lake, Katherine ordered fried green tomatoes for our table. I loved them so much, I knew what I would have to make with these.
fried green tomatoes
5 small green tomatoes
1/2 cup milk
1 1/2 cup flour
1/4 cup cornmeal
1/2 cup panko
1 teaspoon paprika
salt and pepper
oil for frying
Cut stem out of tomatoes and slice into 1/4 inch thick slices, set aside.
In a shallow dish, whisk together the eggs and milk, set aside.
In another shallow dish, mix flour, cornmeal, panko, paprika, salt, and pepper.
Dredge the tomato slices in the flour mixture, then the milk, then again in the flour mixture. Place the slices in a single layer on a plate until you are ready to fry them.
Pour 1/4" to 1/2" of oil into frying pan and heat to 370 degrees and add tomatoes in a single layer. You will probably have to cook them in two batches. Cook for 2 minutes on one side, then flip and cook for another 2 minutes. Remove from pan to drain on paper towel lined platter for a couple of minutes then serve.
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/3 cup sour cream
juice of 1/2 lime (and some zest if you like)
2 Tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon honey
2 Tablespoons chopped parsley
1 Tablespoon chopped chives
Just whisk all of these together and pour into a serving dish. If you would like it to be thicker, use less buttermilk and more sour cream.