Fried green tomatoes

Oh my god these were unbelievable. Sliced green tomatoes (from my garden that were never gonna turn red), floured and dipped in egg and then bread crumbs. The bread crumbs which were made out of old bread I’d had, contained some caraway (sorry mom) which made them really good. That and the fact that they were fried in lard. 

This may sound unbelievable but A.) Lard isn’t the demon of health is has been made out to be (and has no more calories than vegetable oil) and B.) When you deep fry in lard your house doesn’t smell. Seriously. I hate how my house smells when I deep fry or make anything with a smell that lingers for that matter. 

My niece Maureen loved them. I did too, but more as a delivery system for tartar sauce (house-made of course) than anything.