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My wife is a city slicker. She was born and raised in California and Miami. I took a chance marrying a non-southern woman but I’ve been successful at turning her on to a lot of classic southern dishes. I sure didn’t expect her to like my fried green tomatoes though! This was the first time she had ever tried them and she couldn’t get enough!
There’s not much you can do to improve on a classic like fried green tomatoes but you can make it a little healthier. I substituted white whole wheat flour for all-purpose flour and reduced the sugar in this recipe which I adapted from Sarah Foster’s Southern Kitchen cookbook. I also followed her recipe for Buttermilk Green Goddess Dressing which goes great with this dish.
If you have a cast iron skillet use it for this recipe. They hold their temperature well and are great for dishes like this.