We always talk about fresh, off-the-vine, red tomatoes, but we have a lot of love for the green ones, too.
Pastor Martin Hutchison, founder of the Camden Community Garden in Salisbury shows us his take on fried green tomatoes. He also shows us how to make an simple dish using zucchini. Both recipes are below.
Pastor Martin’s Fried Green Tomatoes
Green Eating Tomatoes
Ritz or Club Crackers
Pick green eating tomatoes
Slice tomatoes across the core
Beat an egg in a bowl
Crush crackers and place in a bowl
Dip sliced tomato in egg and then in crackers
Press the tomato into the crackers (do both sides)
Place on plate
Cover the bottom of a frying pan with olive oil and heat
Once oil is hot, place the cracker crusted tomatoes in the oil and cook until the crackers turn golden
Flip and cook until golden
Set on a plate with paper towels to drain oil
Sprinkle Old Bay lightly on each tomato
Let cool and enjoy!
Pastor Martin’s Zucchini Spears
Small young zucchini
Cut the ends off the zucchini and cut into spears of equal size
Dip spears in lemon juice which was poured in a bowl
Lay on greased cookie sheet
Coat spears with Italian Seasoning and Garlic salt (to taste)
Bake in Oven at 350 until the spears stick tender
Coat the spears with parmesan cheese and put under broiler until cheese turns golden
Let cool and Enjoy!