At Norman Yoder's farm market earlier this week, I picked up green tomatoes. Now I've had green tomatoes before but only as 'Fried Green Tomatoes' in restaurants. Each and every time I am reminded of The Whistle Stop Cafe :) !! This time, though I was craving fried green tomatoes, I knew I wasn't going to be eating deep fried, egg and breadcrumb coated tomatoes. I needed a healthier version. Someone suggested a FFVK version but I didn't have several key ingredients. Then Lindsay Nixon (aka Happy Herbivore) suggested I modify the Baked Onion Rings recipe from her book (The Happy Herbivore). Yes! That seemed like the perfect solution. I had everything I need on hand and all I needed was to crank up the oven.
I did give the honor of being New Veggie #39 to Green Tomatoes. Since they're basically raw tomatoes I'm not going to do a veggie fact of the day today. They're crunchy and tangy and full of fresh vitamins and minerals. Yum!
The recipe is copyrighted. But my modifications aren't. Here's the additional spices I added to the dry 'breading' mix in Lindsay's recipe. A teaspoon each of amchoor (dried mango powder), black salt and red chilli powder and a pinch of roasted cumin powder. That's it. Um Umm good!!