The small town where I live is famous (at least locally) for its tomatoes. The tomato industry here is so important that each year, in the month of June, we hold a Tomato Festival.
Unfortunately, I do not frequently attend those.
Tomatoes are a nice investment because they’re incredibly versatile, and at my house, we use tomatoes more than almost any other vegetable. Other frequently used veggies include onions and bell peppers, with cucumbers coming not far after that.
Tomatoes can be cut up into a salad, made into a sauce, salsa, into a soup, or used to garnish other dishes.
A favorite food in the South is fried green tomatoes. For those of you who are unaware, tomatoes start out as green, and as they ripen, the turn increasingly redder.
Green tomatoes are first sliced and then breaded, then added to hot oil to fry them. Fried green tomatoes have an almost sour taste to them, but they’re absolutely delicious! If you’ve never had them, they’re well worth it.
Tomato gravy is another good dish, in which gravy is made and then tomatoes are added. This is delicious with biscuits, and I’ll probably do a blog dedicated to just that later on.
Seriously, try those fried green tomatoes.
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