Sunday, June 21, 2009

Fried Green Tomatoes, Sandwich-Style

Ripe red tomatoes are still scarce this time of year, but the farmers market is filled with green tomatoes. And that means one thing to this Southern gal — fried green tomato time! But rather than eat them as a side dish, I developed this tasty Fried Green Tomato & Tofu Sandwich:

The recipe is going in the cookbook, but it's basically a couple of cornmeal-battered green tomato slices paired with marinated, baked tofu and a maple-mustard sauce. I served mine on Ezekial bread, but this would be nice on a thick, hearty crusty bread as well.

I've been eating these for days now. Once I'm happy with a dish, I tend to re-create it for meals day after day until I run out of ingredients or get tired of it. In this case, I finally ran out of tofu. But I'm looking forward to the next sandwich when I get some more.

By the way, I spent a wonderful Father's Day with my family followed by a lovely Summer Solstice with a few raw food friends. I have pictures, but no time to post them tonight. Expect all that tomorrow.

20 comments:

vegan.in.brighton said...

I just discovered your blog and that sandwich looks awesome!

Sal said...

yum it sounds awesome. I don't think i've ever seen green tomatoes in our stores over here though.

you've made me want to watch that movie again, even though it makes me blub like a fool!

Gina said...

I have never had a fried green tomato, but that sandwich sure looks good!

Jen aka Jewbacca said...

hot damn. i want one of those with some veganaise and hot sauce. come to mommy.

pixiepine said...

Yum yum yum! I saw a Fannie Flagg cookbook in the bookstore yesterday and thought about Fried Green Tomatoes. How far away is Memphis? We need a Southern Lady blogging convention!!! Heehee!

Mary said...

Are the tomatoes sour? Sounds perfect with a sweet sauce!

A said...

OMG... I love fried green tomatoes!!!! Great idea to put them on a sammy!!!
-A

Sophia.Pflieger said...

I love Fried green tomatoes, I make a mean Green tomato salsa every year. A lot of people miss out on them just because they aren't rip.

nora said...

thanks for your cute happy father's day to my dad! happy father's day to papa crunk too! :)
i'm making some cookin crunk testers this week! def the mashed sweet taters, and maybe the sorgum french toast!

caribbeanvegan said...

Hey I love fried green tomatoes. It if funny when I was younger I tried this after watching the movie with this name. My dad made it for me actually and put it in a batter and it was delicious. There is something about fried green tomatoes. Too bad I cannot find green tomatoes here. I would have to start a mini garden in that case. Thanks for stopping by earlier.

Vegyogini said...

Have you ever tried to make fried green tomatoes baked instead? Just wondering because I'm not a frying kind of girl. :)

jessy said...

i'm in LOOOOVE with your sammie, Bianca! mmmmmmmmmmm! damn, that's one fantastical sammie of awesome!

glad you had a rock'n father's day & summer solstice, too! totally looking forward to the pictures 'n recap - but for now i'm gonna drool over your sammie some more! superw00t!

Lisa (Show Me Vegan) said...

that combination of the mustard sauce, tomatoes, and tofu sounds fabulous!

Megan said...

Never had green tomatoes in my life. Totally showing my yankeeness, right?

Mike K said...

That looks awesome! I can't wait until we get fresh tomatoes up here, and I've never had fried green tomatoes, but definitely trying them this summer.

abyssal said...

Mmm, that looks absolutely delicious. I've never had fried green tomatoes, but that may soon change!

Cyn said...

I've never had fried green tomatoes, but that sammitch looks super yummy. I love me some tofu sammitches, especially with some fun veggies in there.

Erin said...

I actually don't think I've ever had a fried green tomato! I was tomato-phobic when I was younger. For shame. Yours look great!

Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...

Ooh, yum!

Heather said...

I just tried fried green tomatoes for the first time last summer! I love them! Your sandwich looks so yummy!!!