24 Iconic Southern Dishes You Need to Know How to Cook (Slideshow)

Fried Green Tomatoes (Hominy Grill)

While fried green tomatoes reportedly may have originated from Jewish immigrants entering the American Northeast and Midwest, they now have strong ties to the South. The dish that shares the same name as the 1991 movie starring Mary-Louise Parker and Mary Stuart Masterson, based on Fannie Flagg’s 1987 novel, has become a staple in Southern kitchens and restaurants despite its roots, perhaps due in a large part to its savory, crunchy taste that pairs so well with other typical Southern dishes. Whatever the case, fried green tomatoes have now become a beloved and accepted Southern staple, and Hominy Grill, based out of a historic single house in Charleston, S.C., shows us how to fry up a really good batch of tomatoes.

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