I've only got a couple of chapters left but I don't want it to end so I've been having a look to see if I can get my hands on anything else Mrs Flagg has written. Are you ready for this fun-ness? There are recipes on her Publisher Profile!
Here are a few reasons Fannie Flagg is my pal:
- She is a sassy southern woman (from Alabama).
- She makes me laugh (well her writing does!)
- She is a wonderful story teller, I just don't want her stories to end!
- She shares recipes!
OR you can do as I have done and look up one of the FGT fan sites!
A Few of Sipsey's Recipes (Adapted by Evelyn)
2 cups flour
1/4 teaspoon soda
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 cup Crisco
2 teaspoons salt
1 cup buttermilk
Sift dry ingredients together. Add Crisco and blend well until like fine meal. Add buttermilk and mix. Roll out thin and cut into desired size biscuit. Bake in greased pan and 450 degrees until golden brown.
These saved Naughty Bird, Big George's daughter's, life.
Fried Green Tomatoes
Slice tomatoes about 1/4 inch thick, season with salt and pepper and then coat both sides with cornmeal. In a large skillet, heat enough bacon drippings to coat the bottom of the pan and fry tomatoes until light browned on both sides.
You'll think you died and gone to heaven!
* I know from experience that a hard red tomato works well too
** can substitue with about 2 inches of vegetable oil