Meatless Monday – Fried Green Tomatoes with Buttermilk Lime Sauce

Dear Readers, I thought this a timely recipe for those like me in California, and my sister in Seattle, who are pulling out the last of the tomato vines with green tomatoes still clinging on for dear life. I know what’s for dinner tonight…Enjoy!-gmd



“Remember if people talk behind your back, it only means you are two steps ahead.”
Fannie Flagg, Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe

Spring was early and hot in Northern California this year, so I took a risk and planted about a dozen tomato plants.  I have been enjoying an abundance of early red, vine-ripened tomatoes but then a chilly late spring set some of my plants back a bit.  They don’t like cold nights and foggy mornings.  So even though many of the ailing plants still had fruit clinging to them, I opted to pull them out and replace them with healthy plants since it’s still early in the season.  Of course, that meant harvesting quite a few still green tomatoes too.

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If I place green tomatoes in a sunny window sill, often they will get ripe but having just enjoyed ‘Fried Green Tomatoes’ in…

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