Thursday, April 5, 2012

Fried Green Tomato Eggs Benedict

by Meghann on April 5, 2012

Man. What a day.

I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned this on the blog or not, but a few weeks ago I was hired as the event coordinator for the upcoming Social Mobile Payments conference in Orlando. The conference is next week and we’re pretty much down to the wire with taking care of all the remaining honey-dos before the kick off on Tuesday.

I spent the majority of the afternoon with Bruce (the SMP head honcho) finalizing hotel budget, room set-ups, and timelines. The meeting went great (we got our numbers under budget – woo hoo!), but it was a long meeting, which is why I disappeared today. :)

Don’t worry. I can make up for the disappearing act with this:

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Fried Green Tomato Eggs Benedict

Originally I was going to make a fried green tomato sandwich. Then I decided to add egg. Then I thought I would eat it open face. Then I realized I was just making an eggs benedict without the hollandaise sauce.

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It all started with a green tomato.

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which was sliced

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and dipped in an egg wash then coated in a cornmeal/whole wheat flour/ cajun seasoning mix.

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The breaded green tomato sliced baked for 20 minutes at 415 (flipping at 10 minutes)

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The fried green tomatoes were added to the toasted english muffin and topped with provolone cheese, fried eggs, and salsa (who need hollandaise sauce when you have salsa? ;) )

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A-Ma-Zing :) This southern version of eggs benedict gets two thumbs up. :)

What’s your favorite out-of-the-ordinary eggs benedict combination?

Oh, and bonus points for mixing the extra batter up and making a cornmeal cake (fritter?)

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My dad used to always make these with the extra batter when I was a kid. They were always my favorite part of the meal. I mean, it’s basically just fried dough, what’s not to love?

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My lunch plate was complete with apple slices and fresh green beans.

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Yum. And Yum.

I learned something today – trying to drive from Clearwater to Tampa at 5:00pm is not a good idea. The trip took me almost an hour and a half (gulp) and required a stop at Publix. Stuck in traffic + grumbling belly = BAD combination. The Luna bar helped.

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Dinner was easy.

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Black bean and sweet potato tacos with spinach and cheese.

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Roasted radishes (sounds strange, but actually pretty tasty)

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Chocolate for dessert

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:)

*I updated the wedding page today with my 9-month check-in*

The weekend is almost here! I’m ready for it. :)

Good night everyone!

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