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theta
06-22-08, 07:47 AM
I been thinking about inventing this dish. The logic is its a big hassle to batter and fry green tomatoes and you waste a lot of oil in the process. This is experimental and my first attempt:

A green tomatoes is chopped to make about two cups (weight was 278 grams).

To that was added 1 teaspoon of No-salt(a potassium chloride salt substitute).

Allow to stand for and hour to allow juices to be extracted.

Pour off the juice and bring it to a boil. Add 3 tablespoons of cornmeal.(like hotwater cornbread is the logic)

Combine with tomatoes and 2 tablespoon of olive oil. Bake in toaster oven at 350 for 30-60 minutes or until desired tomatoes tenderness.

results:

Not bad. Its not crispy like fired green tomatoes. I think the cornmeal is too low and its naturally hard to get rid of the excess steam in a caserole. So some way to get the tomatoes drier would be usefull. Or aranging a very thin layer in the pan would help. Have some more green tomatoes so will try more ideas.

curseandablessi
06-22-08, 09:37 AM
Sounds pretty good!! I'd have to add some cheese!! MMMM!!

probably have to put the tomatoes in a food dehydrator to dry them out, but that would be alot of work.

Maybe a little time under the broiler to crisp at the end, a few bread crumbs mixed with parmesen on the top??