Green tomatoes have always seemed to me to be one of the most curious of foods to be cooked. I have always wondered if they were first plucked and cooked because some gardener simply could not wait for the summer harvest when they were sweet, red, and luscious. I, personally, love fried green tomatoes, particularly those that are coated with cornmeal before cooking.
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