Southern fried green tomatoes are one of the most traditional Southern dishes. They are so famous they even had a movie named after them.
Properly cooked, your fried green tomatoes should be crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. When slicing the tomatoes remember that thicker slices will have more soft insides while thin cuts will be crisp all the way through.
So where do you get green tomatoes? From your garden of course. Don't have a garden? Get friendly with a neighbor that does. Unfortunately, we have never seen green tomatoes in grocery store. You may also find them in a farmer's market if one is near you. So, that leaves your garden, your neighbor's garden or a farmer's market.
However, tomatoes are easy to grow and one productive plant can provide many fried green tomato meals. One tomato plant can be grown in a relatively small space, even on an apartment patio.