A Green Tomato Year

Here it is, mid-September in Oregon, and I have a dandy crop of green tomatoes. At this point, they’re not likely to ripen much more. What to do? Well, I grew up in the South, and we know exactly what to do with green tomatoes.

 “Fried Green Tomatoes” is not just the name of a terrific play and movie, it’s also a favorite Southern dish. It’s an appetizer, a first course, the basis for a sandwich or for a brunch entrée, or a “just because” snack.

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