… Recipes to make veg less healthy!!!
Haha, yes, these two recipes are not particularly nutritionally beneficial, but they certainly are delicious.
I used to get a veg box delivered and always ended up with a glut of courgettes. That’s when I started making these courgette chips. I should probably have used that opportunity to learn a whole host of courgette recipes, but I loved the chips so much that I would always end up sticking to this one, super simple recipe (scroll down to see it!).
As for the fried green tomatoes… For some reason earlier this week I had a sudden crazy craving for fried green tomatoes. I’m not sure I’ve even had them before. If I had it would have most likely been around 14 years ago – they’re a traditional recipe from the southern states, and the only time I’ve been there was when I was 10 years old. I think it’s more likely that I read a great article about them somewhere (I can’t think where!) and subconsciously ruminated on it until I simply HAD to have them.
Finding green tomatoes in the UK is no mean feat. I just wish I could grow my own! Ideally for Fried Green Tomatoes you’d use big, firm, beef tomatoes that smell as fresh and grassy as a tomato plant itself (my most favourite of smells!). The only ones I could find were small, just-ripening tomatoes. They worked fine and were delicious, but the greener the better. You can use ripe tomatoes, but they’ll end up mushier than green ones.
I used this fried green tomatoes recipe, and here are some photos!
Ta daa! The tomatoes were sooooo delicious, just what I needed! I ate the remainder cold the next day.
You will need:
Courgettes – I used 1 regular sized courgette, and ate it all to myself, naturally.
A bowl of seasoned plain flour and grated parmesan
Oil for frying
1. Chop your courgette into batons of whatever size you like.
2. Roll the batons in the flour mix and tap off the excess.
3. Shallow-fry the chips in a pan, turning with tongs until all sides of the chips are golden brown. Fry until they reach a state of done-ness that you are happy with.
4. Serve and eat immediately. They are delicious with aioli!