Okay you foodie-writers out there… pretend you are describing friend green tomatoes to someone who has never tasted them, and can’t imagine what they are like. Well alright, don’t pretend. Do it for real.
You see, I’ve never tried them. I don’t like plain tomato, so they intimidate me. I’m sure they must taste quite different, not being ripe and all that… and being fried. But I’m not very adventuresome when it comes to vegetables. In recent times I’ve come to appreciate snow peas, cauliflower and red bell peppers as long as they are mixed with other things and well seasoned. Yeah, I was one of those kids.
So. I was helping customers pick out tomato plants today, and one of the was talking about how he couldn’t wait for fried green tomatoes. Which got me wondering. Do they taste tomato-ey? Savory? Sweet-ish? Mushy? Wet? Dry? Crispy? Tangy? DO THEY TASTE GREEN?? Someone tell me, please!