Best New Comfort Foods: Fried Green Tomatoes

A Southern-style appetizer with layers of taste
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Like a comfort-food parfait, this Southern-inspired appetizer layers on the decadence. At its base lies a sturdy disc of green tomato fried to a crisp inside a battered encasement. The Indigo Duck in Franklin, known for its rich Lowcountry cooking with a French accent, embraces the essential FGT accompaniment, remoulade—a lemony mayonnaise played up here with earthy hits of tarragon—not only for the flavor but also to adhere the dish’s components: plump steamed shrimp and strata of tomatoes, with a crisscross of thick oven-scorched bacon adding even more wallop.
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This article appeared in the January 2014 issue.