Oilfield Cafe: Fried Green Tomatoes and Remoulade


We are finally starting to get into some sort of rhythm around here with the new baby and that has included getting back into the garden this past week. I’m sorry to say that I’ve been rather disappointed with what I’ve found. We aren’t in a drought per se, but the rain has been sporadic and sparse. The only thing that has benefitted from the weird weather has been the eggplants, which I normally cannot seem to grow, but this year they are thriving. The zuchinni and squash have had their blossoms fall off from the heat and thus have not been producing well. And the tomatoes this year are a catastrophe! They start out well, but by the time they’ve turned red they are suffering from terribly from blossom end rot and are unedible. Luckily, I have the most awesome fried green tomato recipe with an awesome remoulade sauce recipe to go on top . I think this is going to be the only way to get any use out of them this summer, at least until we get some more consistent rain patterns. So, in case you’re having the same trouble or perhaps you just want a good fried green tomato recipe, try these out! They are super yummy!

Fried Green Tomatoes

1 c flour

1 c cornmeal

1 tbsp garlic powder

salt & pepper to taste




Beat milk and egg together. Mix dry ingredients in a separate bowl. Soak sliced green tomatoes in milk and egg mixture for a few seconds and then dredge in flour mixture. Fry tomatoes and set on paper towel to drain while you make your remoulade sauce.


2 tbsp mayonnaise

2 tbsp yogurt or sour cream

1 tbsp horseradish

1 tbsp Dijon mustard

2 tsp lemon juice

1/2 tsp cayenne*

2 scallions

1 tbsp sweet relish

Blend all ingredients well. Pour over fried green tomatoes and serve.

*Please note that you while you can omit the cayenne from both recipes if you are not a fan of hot food, I do not recommend it. You may want to only put in half the cayenne if you are extremely sensitive, but the recipes really lose a lot of their flavor without it.

I hope you enjoy!

About chelsea

Chelsea is mama to 4 year old Will and partner to her oilfield man and best friend of 16 years, Jacob. She splits her time between the family’s camper in the North Dakota Oil Patch and a small urban homestead in Kentucky. Chelsea writes about the family’s camper adventures at www.talesofanoilfieldgypsy.blogspot.com. She is a batik artist and loves teaching others about the art of batik at www.beautyofbatik.com. She can also be found working on her other sites www.chelseaniehaus.com and www.urbanagricultureinfo.com. In her moments of spare time she enjoys knitting, sewing and gardening.

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