In 1991, the movie "Fried Green Tomatoes" made its screen debut and became an instant hit. My favorite line, to this day, is still when Kathy Bates' character purposely smashes her vehicle into a car full of rude young women, "Face it girls, I'm older and have more insurance." While the ending of the movie may make you think twice about your favorite barbecue joint; a dish called "fried green tomatoes" became all the rage.
The Autumn Equinox has come which is the second harvest; surprise, surprise that I found some medium sized green tomatoes in my garden. I picked the firm jewels with the intention of finally making fried green tomatoes. Finally? Yes, I admit that I have never had them before; two reasons really; first being I don't follow fads and the movie made the recipe into a fad. Secondly, well I just didn't want to try them; I'm not a fan of eating sliced red tomatoes, so green ones didn't sound tempting at all. Yes! I admit it, I was wrong!!!