Atlanta: Fried Green Tomatoes
In a case of life imitating art, fried green tomatoes were not even recognized as a southern food until after the 1991 release of the movie, “Fried Green Tomatoes”. But whereas the movie takes place in Louisiana, we know the best place to “go green” is none-other than the ATL. Unlike their Hollywood rise to fame, fried green tomatoes came from humble beginnings.
Historically, they were eaten by farmers and their families, who simply just needed a way to make whatever food they had a little more enjoyable. Traditional recipes includes just tomatoes, egg, milk and flour, but variations using cornmeal are also popular.
Delighted by a fresh, perfectly tangy flavor, the best fried green tomatoes are crusty on the outside and juicy on the inside.