Their tart/sweet flavor brings back my childhood!
Memories of Sunday dinners. Roast beef, mashed potatoes, sweet corn and tomatoes. But most of all those wonderful fried green tomatoes.
You can still have them if you can find the green tomatoes.
I am to lazy to grow them. But once a season I cajole the ladies at the farmer's market to bring me a few green tomatoes.
Then I slice them, roll them in flour and fry them in butter. Not a good thing for my diet but wonderful for my memories.
They take me back to home and to dinners around my grandmother's table.
My mother liked liver and onions but I had to have a minute steak when that was on the menu. But everybody loved the fried green tomatoes.
Life changes, people die - others are born but when I can have my fried green tomatoes and a bacon sandwich I bring it all together again and I remember those magical moments.
Got to thinking about these when I was watching Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe. It was a great movie and the tomatoes I had after writing these were sinfully delicious.