But my hands-down favorite way to enjoy a tomato is sliced, battered and fried. And the only tomato capable of handling that treatment is this guy: the green tomato. Behold its glory.
I saw them at the Union Square Green Market last week and could not resist.
So I sliced them. And then I followed this recipe. It's from the Neely's. They seem like nice people and I trust their recipes when it comes to Southern-style cuisine.
They were perfect. Slightly spicy, slightly tart, perfect texture. But I made one huge mistake. Epic.
I didn't make any ranch dressing to dunk them in.