Filed under: food, lifestyle | Tags: austin regional farming, austin urban farms, boggy creek farm, fresh produce, fried green tomatoes, japanese turnips, local cooking, local product, localvore, locavore
Saturday morning I drug my Halloween-weary butt out of bed and journeyed over to Boggy Creek to collect my food for the week. Even though I got there a little later than normal, I still came home with a bounty of new, fun goodies – including the Japanese turnips that I discovered last week (slightly nutty, distinct flavor that’s great in a stir-fry), and some yummy radishes that I hadn’t seen available at the market yet. With the winter season fast approaching, I decided to ask the farm helpers what I should be expecting to bring home from market in the colder months. Much to my surprise (and relief), they told me that we’re just now getting into the plentiful season, and that fun veggies like broccoli & spinach are right around the corner! EEEeeeegads, I can’t wait! Never in my wildest dreams did I think that veggies could be aplenty during winter.
One of the unusual veggies I came home with this Saturday was green tomatoes. I’d never had fried green tomatoes, and I don’t like to cook, so I’m not sure what possessed me to buy them. I was pretty sure that the tomatoes would rot in my fridge before I ever took interest in figuring out how to prepare them. But lo and behold, tonight I made fried green tomatoes. And they were darn yummy, if I do say so myself.
The recipe was quite simple, and if I were to make them again I think I might put some melted mozzerella on top. Below are some pics of my experiment!