Sweetgrass Cafe in Charleston, South Carolina has the best fried green tomatoes ever. This recipe is either from them or I stole it from Fannie Flagg. I really should pay more attention to some things.
Fried Green Tomatoes
4 to 6 servings
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 cup yellow cornmeal
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 to 1 teaspoon pepper, I like lots
Dash cayenne (optional)
1 to 2 tablespoons canola oil
4 green tomatoes, sliced 1/2-inch thick
Mix the dry ingredients in a deep bowl. Use a pie plate so you can coat several at a time. Heat the canola oil in a large skillet. Meanwhile, dredge the tomatoes in the flour mixture. make sure you get both sides, and really pack it on. Using great caution place the tomatoes into the pan. Tongs or a spatula are both acceptable for this procedure. Fry the tomatoes for 3 to 5 minutes per side. They'll be golden brown and crusted. Drain the slices on paper towels or brown paper grocery bags. Season with additional salt and pepper to taste.