How to salvage windblown green tomatoes?

bananastandAugust 11, 2011

So the other day my Sungold in its giant pot got blown over by a huge gust of wind. Thankfully the plant stayed rooted and no soil came out but I lost a whole quart of green ones on the ground that must have bounced off in the impact. Also, my Brandywine vine got blown sideways and I lost three green Brandywines in that incident. Don't worry, I have guylined like crazy now so this shouldn't be happening again, but in the meantime.....

Are there any recipes that you guys have tried that are good with REALLY green tomatoes? Or with green cherry tomatoes?


Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
dickiefickle(5B Dousman,Wi.)

Googled Green tom recipes

just that easy

Here is a link that might be useful: Green tom recipes

    Bookmark   August 11, 2011 at 10:05AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
digdirt2(6b-7a No.Cent. AR HZ8 Sun-35)

Lucille - recipes aside are you familiar with the old wrap in news paper and put in a box method of ripening them? Wrap individually, lay in a single layer in a shallow box and place it some place cool and dry. Check every few days and use as they ripen. Not the ideal full flavor but better than pitching them.

Recipes - check out the Harvest forum here. Lots of green tomato recipes there for both pickles and relishes.


    Bookmark   August 15, 2011 at 4:43PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

I slice them, salt them, then dip them in buttermilk then dredge them in a mixture of flour and corn meal (1:1). Then fry them on medium high in peanut oil. Drain on paper towels.

Then I mix up a dipping sauce of equal parts mayo, cream cheese and sour cream then add parmesan cheese to taste. If you like it creamier, add more mayo. If you like it creamier and tangier, add more sour cream. If you like the consistency but want it tangier, add more cream cheese.

    Bookmark   August 15, 2011 at 5:18PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

If you like spicy food, you can add cayenne pepper or chopped jalapenos to the dipping sauce.

    Bookmark   August 15, 2011 at 5:21PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Thanks for all the ideas! I ended up wanting to try something new (have tried fried green tomatoes and am just meh on them). So I made this recipe for green tomato pie, and it tastes just like an apple pie!

Here is a link that might be useful: Green Tomato pie recipe

    Bookmark   August 17, 2011 at 10:34AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

the dipping sauce makes all the difference with fried green tomatoes.

    Bookmark   August 17, 2011 at 11:25AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Rabbit Manure for Tomatoes
Hi- There's a guy locally that is selling rabbit manure...
The Color Of Tomato
Do you remember the movie called The Color Of Money...
Seysonn_ 7b-WA/HZ1
Avoid Disease
Hello. My first time posting here. I guess I'm a novice...
Overwhelmed with tomato variety options, need some help choosing...
I realize that for many of you tomatophiles, planting...
What is a good source for heirloom tomato seeds in Canada?
I've decided to get into heirloom tomato this year....
Sponsored Products
New Hand Knotted Wool x5 Red Kazak Palace Size Oriental Area Rug H668
BH Sun Inc
Botella 10 Satin Nickel LED Mini Pendant with Flat Canopy and Green-Frost Glass
$360.00 | Bellacor
Green Ceramic Hanging Circle Feeder
$24.99 | zulily
Forever Green Art 6' Preserved Holiday Tree
Beyond Stores
Eames DAR Chair-Green
IFN Modern
Square Fire Pit Cover - 34L x 34W x 12H in. - DM-RC-SF-G
$49.98 | Hayneedle
Marietta Dark Bronze with Antique Gold Three-Light Pendant
$899.99 | Bellacor
Set of Four Calypso Assorted Plates
$49.50 | FRONTGATE
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™