Green Tomatoes

Discussion in 'General Food and Foraging Discussion' started by KC8UXU, Oct 20, 2009.

  1. KC8UXU

    KC8UXU Member

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    My garden is at it's end. This was my first year. Small but I did learn alot and I am looking forward to next year.

    I am cleaning it up and I have green tomatoes left. Will they ripen? Does anyone have recipes to use them?
     
  2. NaeKid

    NaeKid YourAdministrator, eh?

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  3. KC8UXU

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    What is this thing called Google? :D

    Thanks.......I thought forum members might have some favorite recipes or suggestions..........

    I am leaning towards salsa....due to a Jalapeno and tomato harvest....might throw in some green tomatoes.
     
  4. bunkerbob

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    I put the green tomatoes in a paper bag with an apple, the ethylene gas produced will often ripen them. I also pickle them, sliced or small whole with onions like picking cucumbers, same recipes. The very small ones, cherry or grape size I pickle like green olives for my martinis.:beercheer:
     
  5. NaeKid

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    I like using RecipeSource to gather recipes over the 'net and I buy recipebooks and read them through like a novel to gather ideas for meals, snacks, pot-lucks, etc. As I try the recipe, I might modify it and write it down on a recipe-card for one of my two boxes of recipes ..

    Of course, I haven't tried any of those that I listed, but, reading through them, they seem like they could turn out alright.

    BTW: Fried Green Tomatoes I would change-up. I hate salt and am alergic to pepper (black / white) so I would probably make a mix of cornmeal, chipotle, garlic-powder and onion-powder, dip each piece of tomato into a bowl of whipped eggs, dip into the cornmeal-mix and then fry in a large cast-iron frying pan right beside slow-cooking bacon and serve together with a slice of toast soaked in fresh butter and maple syrup.

    Any left-over whipped egg would be cooked up as scrambled-eggs after the bacon and tomatoes had been removed .. some diced green-peppers, diced onion and all the left-over drippings from cooking previously ..
     
  6. TechAdmin

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    Salsa is great. You can bottle it and it keeps well.
     
  7. mmszbi

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    dill pickled green tomatoes ROCK! Make your brine as normal, cut and slice up the tomatoes into wedges, stuff them into your jars, add a teaspoon of dill and mustard seed to the jars, pour in your brine and waterbath....yummy!

    I also add a big slice of jalapeno or fresno pepper in with them.
     
  8. TechAdmin

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    I never thought to pickle tomatoes. I had a recipe that made tomato jelly and it was terrible. I just stayed away from them, and occasionally dried a few.
     
  9. Sonnyjim

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    I would eat green tomatoes in a SHTF situation. It's not right now so I'd just go to the farmers market and get some nice juicy red ones for cheap.
     
  10. rwc1969

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    Wrap em individual in black and white newspaer or put in a brown paper bag. they'll ripen. Or, just bread and fry em. MMM MMM good!
     
  11. TechAdmin

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    I'm with Jim on this one. I had green tomatoes fried once and it didn't do it for me. I was probably six though. Maybe it's time to give it a try again.
     
  12. Expeditioner

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    Fried green tomatoes and beer........:beercheer:.
    Ranks right up there with fried pickles!
     
  13. TechAdmin

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    I've had fried pickles and they were good. I'm going to try it this weekend. If it's terrible or I get sick no one that recommended it will hear the end of it!
     
  14. LilRedHen

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    I usually wrap mine in newspaper too, put in a box and put in the coolest place in the house. I've had ripe tomatoes for Thanksgiving and once for Christmas that way.