I got a call at work almost at the end of my day...
The "caller" on the other end asked what I thought of his menu idea for supper,
which included some, "fried green tomatoes and onions".
"Don't make too many," I said, thinking I didn't remember if I liked them or not.
My mom used to make them, which I never tried...
and I made them once upon special request
early on in our married life.
The aroma upon entering the door was amazing! I could hardly wait
to chow down!
I asked what he had done...."just added a little basil."
I have to tell you - they were delicious
...so I will share his recipe.
Not the best picture... I almost forgot to take one
before most of them were devoured!
Fried Green Tomatoes & Onions
1 large onion, halved and sliced semi-thickly
2 large green tomatoes, sliced and quartered
1 tbsp butter
1 tsp olive oil
1 tsp basil (that may be a bit much - he just sprinkled some in)
A little salt to taste (very little)
Fry the onions and green tomatoes slowly in the butter and olive oil in a non-stick pan. Turn frequently until they are nicely brown and beginning to caramelize. About half way through the cooking process, add the basil and continue until they are deliciously golden.
Oh, and the other surprise was these...
...anonymously sent to my office..."just because"
Oh the glances I got :)
P.S. you'll have to imagine the beautiful orange lily
which had to be removed becuse it made my eyes burn...
how could anonymous know?