Thursday, February 2, 2012

Fried Tomatoes

Fried tomatoes are a major component to a traditional English breakfast, so it is no surprise that they appear on the Hogwarts breakfast tables:

"Feeling slightly more cheerful, Harry helped himself to sausages and fried tomatoes" (Prisoner of Azkaban 97).

A recipe for fried tomatoes appears in The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook, but it is for what I consider to be a more Southern-American-style fried tomato rather than the fried tomatoes I recall from my study abroad program in Grantham, England. Regardless, they are tasty, so we shall prepare our tomatoes according to Ms. Bucholz' recipe.

You Will Need:
Tomatoes, sliced into 1/4" slices
3 Tbs vegetable oil
Flour for dredging
salt and pepper to taste
toast, for serving if desired

1. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.
2. Dredge the sliced tomatoes in the flour.

3. Place the dreged tomatoes in the hot oil and fry on both sides until golden.

4. Transfer the fried tomatoes to a paper-towel-line plate and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Serve immediately with hot buttered toast (and baked beans, and veggie sausage, and fried mushrooms, if you want to get really authentic!).

These fried tomatoes may not be authentically British, but they certainly are delicious! I highly recommend you whip some up for breakfast (or lunch, or a snack, or whatever) sometime soon! Enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. Speaking on behalf of my fellow Brits, we only cut our fried tomatoes in half and not in slices.