fried green tomatoes came out in 1991, we pretty much felt like the movie was made for us. it's a fine film, which of course features plenty of friend green tomato making at the whistle stop cafe!
this is just the way my family made them. there are plenty of other recipes that use different ingredients for the batter. such as cornmeal, bread crumbs, milk, egg, panko, etc. if you have a favorite way to batter veggies, it would work for these. you can also deep fry them in an electric skillet with more oil. you might also wish to experiment with different dipping sauces to jazz them up a bit. or perhaps slap them on a sandwich for a special treat!