Fried Green Tomato Salad
1/2 c corn meal
1/2 c buttermilk
1 t.dried mint
1 t.ground cumin
1/2 t. salt
3 large green tomatoes, cut into 1/4 thick slices
peanut oil or canola oil
2 large heads of bib lettuce, rinsed and torn
1/2 c toasted walnuts
Rose vinegarette, recipe to follow fried green tomato salad recipe.
Whisk together first five ingredients into bowl until smooth. Dip tomato slices evenly in batter.
Pour oil 2 inches deep into heavy skillet. Fry tomato slices in batches in hot oil over med to high heat 4 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Arrange lettuce on 6 plates top each with 2 tomato slices sprinkle evenly with walnuts. Drizzle with rose vinegarette. Makes six servings.