|Not bad for first timers, eh??|
|The logs across the ceiling are "vigas," and are very common in Southwestern architecture.|
Grandpa C. built the house with his own hands, lifting each end of every (very heavy!) viga himself!
|Green tomato tip: Allow them to sit for a day or so to develop a slight "blush." |
Makes for sweeter flavor.
Fried Green Tomatoes
2 green tomatoes
1 1/2 c Italian style bread crumbs (or panko)
1 large egg
1/2 c buttermilk
1 c AP flour
Start by setting up your breading station: Pour the bread crumbs into a shallow pan (pie pans are great for breading stations) and shake lightly to level. Pour flour into second pie pan, shaking to level. In a small bowl or shallow pan, beat the egg and buttermilk lightly.
In a non-stick skillet heat about 3 tbsp of olive oil on medium-high flame. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Slice the green tomatoes to desired thickness (1/2" - 3/4" is ideal). To bread the tomato slices, dip in this order: Egg, flour, egg, bread crumbs. Carefully lay in the hot oil and brown on both sides. Meanwhile, line a baking dish with paper towels. After tomatoes are browned, place in baking dish and bake until tomatoes are tender (time will vary depending on thickness - check them every few minutes.) Enjoy!
|Merry Christmas from the Montalvo Family!|