Friday, 20 July 2012

Fried Green Tomatoes

Fried Green Tomatoes - Juliette, GA
Cafe window from the movie 'Fried Green Tomatoes'

Fried Green Tomatoes At The Whistle Stop Cafe
 A 1987 Novel and Film By Fannie Flagg

I found this book and film several years ago and was totally wowed by it. Have you read/seen it? If not, then do so as you are in for a real treat! How about an evening with friends, a film and nibbles of fried green tomatoes with a glass of wine?

Film 'Fried Green Tomatoes'

Kathy Bates in Fried Green Tomatoes

Jessica Tandy in Fried Green Tomatoes

Fried Green Tomatoes - Juliette, GA
Scene from the movie 'Fried Green Tomatoes'

The film is set in Juliette in Alabama in the deep south of  USA, at  The Whistle Stop Cafe and is narrated over a period of several decades.  The story of the Threadgoods tackles the issues of families, marriage, lesbianism, menopause, ageing, and loss. Apparently it is based on a real life cafe in Irondale, Alabama, which is still in existence today and still known for its fried green tomatoes recipes.

Fried Green Tomato Recipe

Green tomatoes 4-6
Handfull of cornmeal
Olive oil

Slice the tomatoes half inch thick
Salt and pepper them
Dip in cornmeal
Fry for five minutes in olive oil
Drain and serve as side dish

Fried Green Tomatoes
Via Simplyrecipes

Serve with something sparkly.


  1. Watched the film years ago with my daughters but now you have reminded me I may just buy the book for my kindle :)

  2. Oh yes, I adore both the book and the film! I watched the film recently actually, when it was on TV again. I have it on video, but really must get it on DVD...

  3. I'm sure I've seen this - may have to re-watch now x

  4. I saw it years ego, but the book sounds like a good holiday read!

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  6. I've seen this movie before, and I thought it was great. Fried green tomatoes are on almost every restaurant menu here in "Sweet Home Alabama." The next time I serve them, I'll make sure there's something sparkly to go with them, Annabelle. :-)

  7. i LOVE that movie...i have always wondered though, are green tomatoes just unripe ones, or are they a variety all of their own?


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