I discovered after visiting Paula Deen's restaurant in Savannah that I love fried green tomatoes. They are actually quite easy to make yourself and are a good use for tomatoes that don't ripen before frost sets in. This recipe is adapted from Simply Recipes http://simplyrecipes.com/. Its a wonderful food blog with excellent recipes. You might want to check out this recipe on her blog to see a yummy picture of what the tomatoes should look like when they are finished.
3 firm green tomatoes
1/2 cup flour
1 teaspoon Cajun or Creole seasoning
1/2 cup buttermilk or milk
1/2 cup cornmeal
1/2 cup dry breadcrumbs
vegetable oil for frying
Cut unpeeled tomatoes into 1/2 inch slices. Sprinkle slices with salt. Let tomato slices stand for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, place in separate shallow bowls: the flour and Cajun seasoning (if using), buttermilk and egg, and bread crumbs and cornmeal.
Heat the oil in a skillet on medium heat. Beat the egg and the buttermilk together. Dip tomato slices in the flour-seasoning mix, then buttermilk-egg mixture, then the cornmeal-bread crumb mix. In the skillet, fry half of the coated tomato slices at a time, for 3-5 minutes on each side or until brown. Set the cooked tomatoes on paper towels to drain. These are fantastic with Frank's Hot Sauce.