Saturday, January 2, 2010

Fried green tomato sandwich

If you've ever lived in or visited Atlanta, especially within the last 10-15 years, you know about Mick's. I guess I was too young to really appreciate it when it was here. There was one in town, and one in our closest mall. Delicious American food. And it was the only place my parents could get me to eat tomatoes, even if they were fried.
About this time last year, I really started craving their fried green tomato sandwich. Seeing as they had closed their stores long before, it's not like I could drop in and get one. So I spent hours online, looking for a recipe. And this is the closest one I found. It takes a while to make, but it's so freaking good.
And even if you don't like tomatoes or anything else in it, try it. Honestly, I don't like 90 percent of the things this sandwhich is made of.

You need:

Flour (a couple cups)
Salt (pinch)
Pepper (pinch)
Eggs (two)
Green tomatoes (three or so)

Rye bread

Cream (1/3 cup or so)
Parmesan cheese (like, a handful)
Red peppers (one)

To make the sauce:
Cut and roast [?] the peppers on the stove. (Make sure you get all the seeds out). Meanwhile, mix cream and parm in a saucepan to make a alfredo-ish sauce. Put the peppers into the sauce, and put it all into a food processor. Process until the sauce is pinkish and there are no major pepper pieces. put into fridge.
NOTE: if you're either lazy, stressed for time, or don't have these ingredients, there's another option. Get some alfredo sauce and some canned roasted red peppers. Drain the peppers. Put it all into a food processor. Process, and you're done.

To make the tomatoes:
Wash the tomatoes, and cut into think (about 1/3 inch) slices. Dip into flour/salt/pepper mixture, into whisked eggs, and back into flour mixture. Repeat.
Heat oil in a skillet, fry the tomatoes. Do this slowly, turning them only once.

To serve:
Sprinkle mozzarella over rye bread, toast lightly in a toaster oven. Spread pepper-parm sauce over the bread, then put the tomatoes on. Cut in half, and enjoy!

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