Fried Green Tomatoes

Blue cornmeal adds interest to this old pioneer standby.


  • 3/4 cup blue cornmeal
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 pounds green tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons butter or bacon drippings
  • 4 green chiles, roasted, peeled and chopped


  1. Combine blue cornmeal and salt. Slice tomatoes, then dip in the cornmeal mixture.
  2. Melt butter in a heavy skillet over medium heat. Add tomato slices and brown on one side. Flip tomatoes over to brown second side.
  3. Spread green chiles over the tops of the tomatoes while the second side is browning.

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