Born and raised a Yankee I never had occasion to eat fried green tomatoes until a recent trip through the South (I was actually on a BBQ exploration). Before setting out, I had resolved to try as many new or "Southern" foods as possible. Thus, my first experiences with okra, squash casserole, black-eyed peas, sweet potato pie, and the afor mentioned green tomatoes.My two favorites turned out to be squash casserole and the tomatoes. I've done fairly well with the casserole, but I'm having trouble with the tomatoes. I know this should be a fairly simple thing to accomplish but I'm very much a novice in the kitchen and at times have difficulty with the simplest of tasks.So ...... I would appreciate any tips, recipes, family secrets, instructions, etc. from any of you "Southern Belles".By the way, I tried the Fannie Flagg recipe a few times but something was lacking.Thanks in advance for an replies.