We first saw this recipe last year on the Heritage Foundation website and it’s still one of our favorites! The Heritage Foundation asked Stephanie Allen of Allenbrooke Farms (and a former ‘Save the Franklin Theatre’ advocates!) to share a great recipe. This is her rendition of the classic fried green tomatoes recipe.

Fried (Actually, Baked) Green Tomatoes
Stephanie Allen, Allenbrooke Farms

Ingredients:

— 3 or 4 medium-sized green tomatoes (note: it’s ok if slightly turning)
— 4 eggs
–4 cups buttermilk cornmeal
–feta cheese
–olive oil

Directions:

Wisk eggs. Separately, slice tomatoes about 1/3 to 1/2″ slices. Dip tomatoes into cornmeal, then into egg, and into cornmeal again. Place on a cookie sheet with a good amount of olive oil on it. Bake in preheated oven at 425′ for 5-10 minutes. Then turn over and cook until lightly brown on each side — probably another 5-10 minutes, just keep an eye on them. Top tomatoes with sauce and feta cheese, and serve! (Stephanie’s note: This is easier, probably healthier and definitely less messy than frying! I’ve started cooking my squash this way as well, but using panko and Italian bread crumb mixed in place of the cornmeal.)

Sauce Ingredients:

–1 cup roasted red pepper (bake a couple in toaster oven)
–1/3 c. mayonnaise
–1-2 t Sriracha sauce
–2 t minced garlic
–1 t lemon juice

Pulse all ingredients until mixed. Don’t over blend. Can premake, and chill if you like. It keeps well if left over in fridge!

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About The Heritage Foundation:

The Heritage Foundation of Franklin and Williamson County is a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting and preserving the historic resources in Franklin and Williamson County, Tennessee.

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Andrea Hinds
Andrea has always loved the written word. She holds a B.A. in Journalism and a Masters in Creative Writing, both from Belmont University. Both sides of her family have lived in Williamson County for generations, so writing for Williamson Source is the perfect fit. She loves to hear stories of what Williamson County was like when her parents and grandparents were young and to write about this ever evolving county is truly special for her.