This past weekend we woke up early, Mike and I had baked eggs w/ prosciutto and cheddar at Fabiane’s, Ava dined al fresco in the park, and we visited our local farmers’ markets in McCarren Park and DUMBO. I think we are going to make this a regular thing – we had such a great time together and picked up some beautiful fruits and vegetables.
Mike and Ava at waterfront park in DUMBO
Farmers’ Market fruits
In addition to the mouth watering fruit, we brought home fresh baked whole wheat sourdough bread, parsley root [parsnips], sweet red onions, radishes, red tomatoes, and green tomatoes. I was most excited to slice into those green tomatoes …
Fried Green Tomato Sandwiches
Fried Green Tomatoes w/ Cucumber & Apple Slaw
To make Fried Green Tomato Sandwiches … Slice green tomato, lightly salt, dip into egg wash [1 beaten egg] and then into mixture of flour, bread crumbs, and black pepper. Place tomatoes into a hot oil filled [I used canola oil and you do not want too much – tomatoes should NOT be covered by the oil] skillet to fry. While the greenies are frying, slice up some red tomato, onion, fresh mozzarella, and bread. Flip your green tomatoes when they are brown on one side. Drizzle slices of bread with olive oil. Remove the fried green tomatoes from the pan and place on paper towel to soak up some of the excess oil. Layer bread with the ingredients, adding leaves of fresh basil along the way. Eat.
To make Fried Green Tomatoes w/ Cucumber & Apple Slaw … Follow directions for fried green tomatoes above. The slaw is easy. Julienne two cucumbers and one apple. Add a tablespoon or so of mayo, teaspoon of white [or apple cider] vinegar, a little bit of fresh black pepper, and some poppy seeds. Toss together, chill, and serve on top of warm FGT. Delicious!