A few months back, I got criticized for using the word “y’all”. And I’d like to thank all of you out there who jumped to my defense, but I’m okay with criticism. Perhaps I do use “y’all” too much. But short of using “you all” how else would I address all the folks that stop by to check out the blog at one time? I think using “you” wouldn’t do a good enough job addressing the Southern Bite family like “y’all” does. I’m not talking to one person, I’m talking to all of you. You know, I’ve also started to hear the word y’all in places that I’ve never noticed before — an episode of Glee and a commercial featuring Guliana Rancic all used the word “y’all”!
And I don’t agree with the delusion that using the word “y’all” makes you look less intelligent. I graduated high school at the top of my class with a 4.12 GPA, and finished college Magna Cum Laude — if that make y’all feel better with me using the word “y’all”.
So, y’all, I’m sorry I use “y’all” too much, but I just don’t think there’s a better word to address y’all than “y’all”. Sorry…
Fried Green Tomatoes are one of those things that define Southern cuisine. They’re right up there with grits, okra, and collard greens. And though most folks are intimidated by the thought of whipping up some fried green tomatoes, they’re really easy with this recipe using Zatarain’s Season Shrimp-Fri (and it’s great to use for fried pickles too).
- 4 medium size green tomatoes
- 1/2 cup buttermilk
- 1 -12oz box of Zatarain’s Seasoned Shrimp-Fri
- Wash and slice tomatoes.
- Dunk in buttermilk.
- Coat in Shrimp-Fri. (You may have to press a little to get it caked on there enough.)
- Fry until golden brown. – I used my deep fryer set on about 365 degrees, but you can also pan fry these in about 1/2 cup of vegetable oil. (Cooking time depends on the method you use.) Drain on paper towels.
- Top with remoulade sauce (click for recipe)! YUM!