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Jude's avatar

What would be a good dish to serve along side Fried Green Tomatoes?

Asked by Jude (32167points) April 10th, 2009

Got a “friend” coming over tonight and we both want to cook up a batch of Fried Green Tomatoes. She’s vegetarian. I just need an accompaniment..

And, a condiment, as well. What do you all suggest?

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Zen's avatar

A better movie?

NaturalMineralWater's avatar

I always liked them for breakfast.. but for dinner? hmm

I have no veggie experience.. darn.

eponymoushipster's avatar

a heapin’ helpin’ of Steel Magnolias?

Jude's avatar

Haha, you guys are not helping..

NaturalMineralWater's avatar

How bout feature the tomatoes.. then add some good ole black eyed peas over rice.. and make a nice light salad for a side dish.. I’m not even vegetarian but I’m getting hungry now

Jude's avatar

@NaturalMineralWater sounds good. Thank-you. (:

btko's avatar


NaturalMineralWater's avatar

@btko that’s no good because revenge has to be served cold.. and the tomatoes warm.. bad juju

cak's avatar

@jmah – mmmm….I think I will be buying some black eyed peas!

We don’t have Friend Green Tomatoes, often. Usually when we do, it’s more of a veggie night. I will make some cornbread on the side, though. I’m not big on Fried Green Tomatoes, but my mother really likes them. NaturalMineralWater’s meal sounds like a good plan!

VS's avatar

For a truly beautiful plate of food, try steamed carrots, green beans, corn on the cob, and fried green tomatoes. The colors are so pretty on the plate and you might add a biscuit or some toasted sourdough bread. We do veggie night at least once a week at my house. I normally just slice some red tomatoes with the combo, but the fried green work, too.

crisedwards's avatar

macaroni and cheese, sauteed collards with garlic.

YARNLADY's avatar

Stuffed squash: Acorn squash stuffed with cooked rice or bulgar wheat mixed with crushed walnuts and diced apples.

ronski's avatar

umm, eggs any way she likes them, toast, and fried potatoes!

AlfredaPrufrock's avatar

Stewed tomatoes and okra, mac and cheese, and collard greens or sauteed spinach. YUM!!!! fried green ‘maters are a gift from heaven…

dianalauren's avatar

Home made veggie burgers.

Curious404's avatar

Egg salad sandwiches! Yum.

ru2bz46's avatar

I’ve been trying to come up with something to go with FGT’s, but I can only think of them as a side to go with meat.

AlfredaPrufrock's avatar

Fried sweet corn…

emilia_eclaire's avatar

WOW i cannot believe no one has said CHEESE GRITS. Cheese grits go extremely well with fried green tomatoes, and they are so easy to make! It’s too late for your dinner party now I’m sure, but try that next time!

AlfredaPrufrock's avatar

@emilia_eclaire, too true! I make the best cheese grits casserole. Thanks for reminding me; that will do nicely now that easter lunch is now easter breakfast due to work schedules.

ru2bz46's avatar

@emilia_eclaire Hey, you had me at “cheese”! I’m picturing cheese grits as thick grits mixed with cheese (maybe cheddar) until the cheese is melted. Am I far off, or is my imagination sleeping? Please fill me in. @AlfredaPrufrock, feel free to jump in anytime as well.

cak's avatar

@AlfredaPrufrock – If you don’t mind sharing, please share! I can’t find recipe for my cousin’s cheese grits. I know her recipe is incredibly rich – heart attack in a pot. I’m looking for a good one, before Sunday – she’s looking for the written version! She only does it by making it, now. All in her head! drat!

mcbealer's avatar

rice pilaf or couscous, black beans, corn bread, and a romaine lettuce salad with sliced cucumbers and
grated carrots

AlfredaPrufrock's avatar

1 cup quick grits
4 cups boiling water
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 lb. butter
8 oz. grated cheddar cheese + 1 cup for topping
2 eggs, beaten
3/4 cup milk
Dash cayenne
1/4 ts. garlic powder

Cook grits in boiling salted water until thick. Remove from heat.
Stir in butter and cheese until melted.
Mix egg, milk garlic powder and pepper, and add to grits.
Pour into a buttered 2 quart casserole, top with 1 cup cheese.

Bake 1 hour at 350 degrees. Yields 6–8 servings.

AlfredaPrufrock's avatar

@emilia_eclaire, grits are a type of polenta, only it’s white, instead of yellow. In the south, it’s usually served with breakfast, with lots of butter, and salt and pepper.

ru2bz46's avatar

Mmmm…cheese grits! :P

emilia_eclaire's avatar


we all love them. Any grits recipe you find online, or on a bag of grits, will do just fine, BUT to really improve the taste, substitute half of the water recommended with milk. I recommend Jim Dandy brand grits. AND there is totally a recipe for cheese grits on the Velveeta box. Velveeta or some nice american cheddar work wonderfully.

VS's avatar

If it is a grits recipe you seek, please let me know. Have I mentioned that I am the grits cooking champion of South Carolina? I have the award and the apron and the Corning Ware cassarole dish that I won to prove it!!
modesty is not in my vocabulary!

DREW_R's avatar

Pork chops or chicken. ;)

mrrich724's avatar

well she’s a vegetarian, and almost every veggie is great fried, so whatever you do to the fried green tomatoes, do it to zucchini and eggplant at the least, those are both GREAT fried.

a good sauce for it, whip some cream cheese with a little salt/garlic/spinach. it’s great.

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