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?


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

    Bookmark   August 15, 2011 at 5:21PM
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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
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the dipping sauce makes all the difference with fried green tomatoes.

    Bookmark   August 17, 2011 at 11:25AM
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