Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Fried Green Tomato BLT - The "BLFGT"

Fried Green Tomato BLT

I am happy to present to you the Menu In Progress House "BLFGT" (Bacon, Lettuce and Fried Green Tomato) sandwich. Home-cured bacon, homemade sandwich bread and lettuce and tomatoes from the garden.

Having produced prolifically for the past several months, our initial planting of tomatoes is winding down, and Sherry has started pulling out some of the plants. We had some green tomatoes still on the vine, so fried green tomatoes seemed in order.

Fried Green Tomato BLT

In addition to the Early Girl tomatoes from the plant we pulled out, we picked a few unripe Green Zebra tomatoes to add to the mix.

Fried Green Tomato BLT

You fry up the bacon:

Fried Green Tomato BLT

Bread the tomatoes in flour, beaten egg and cornmeal and fry them up in the bacon fat:

Fried Green Tomato BLT

Fried Green Tomato BLT

Toast some white bread:

Fried Green Tomato BLT

And make yourself a sandwich.

Fried Green Tomato BLT

Serve with a homemade zesty dill pickle and you are good to go.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Tomato Season is Offcially ON!

Homegrown Tomatoes

Our summer garden is a forest of tomato plants, and they are now producing more tomatoes than we can eat (which is saying something, because we eat a lot of tomatoes).

If we keep getting production like this, we're going to need to look into canning some. I'm thinking I'll quickly roast or blanch them, peel them and just can them whole.

Come winter, it will be nice to be able to pull a jar of our own tomatoes from the pantry shelf to use to make a batch of pasta sauce.

For now, though, we're doing our best to keep up with the influx of fruit.


That means eating lots of tomato-centric dishes like gazpacho. No complaints here...