I finally tried fried green tomatoes for the first time just last summer! I had heard about them so much that it was crazy. I have also heard of the book or whatever. Didn’t know there was a movie on it too. Never read the book myself, or saw the movie, but I have to admit, the fellas did not live up to their hype.
I didn’t dislike them, or hate them by any means, but I was not impressed. They were simply over-hyped. I would eat them again if they just happened to be around, but they aren’t something I could eat many of at one sitting, and I certainly wouldn’t ever cook them myself. If I were to order, buy or cook a fried food, it’s going to be squash and/or okra. Not tomatoes.