Fried Green Tomatoes

Back when the movie with this title came out, I had no idea this was a dish that was considered a delicacy in the south. And I’m FROM the south, lol.

Even after discovering what they were, again, thanks to the movie, I still have never had the opportunity to taste them during any dining experience.

Until today.

Yesterday someone told us that Kacey’s, a southern-cuisine buffet-style restaurant here in Tucker, GA served Fried Green Tomatoes. I was in Kacey’s for lunch this past Saturday with a group of co-workers, but none of us remembered seeing them on the buffet line, so today one of my other bosses and I went to lunch at Kacey’s and sure enough, there they were. I added 3 of them to my plate of turkey and dressing before sitting down at our table.

Years ago, when I was in Oklahoma City, I had my first taste of Fried Pickles, and they were good.

A couple of weeks ago I had my first taste of Fried Green Beans here in Atlanta, and they were good.

Today I had my first taste of Fried Green Tomatoes, and they were great! I had to exercise some serious self-discipline to keep myself from going back to the buffet line for more. As my dad used to say when he tasted something he liked, “That’ll make your tongue slap your brain silly.”

Yes they will.

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