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    I'd never heard of "fried green tomatoes" until the movie came out a few years ago. Since then I've learned to love them. I picked 3 green tomatoes off our vines and fried them for supper last night. I just dipped them in cornmeal mix and browned on both sides, then simmered until tender. They were delicious. Does anyone have other recipes for using green tomatoes?

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    My mother made green tomatoes pickles years ago ..sweet and yummy.

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    I used to make Mock Raspberry Jam ALL the time...the boys loved it!

    4 cups finely chopped green tomatoes
    4 cups white sugar
    1 (6 ounce) package raspberry flavored gelatin mix

    1.Combine tomatoes and sugar in a large saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat. Stir and cook about 10 minutes. Add the gelatin, reduce heat to low, and simmer for 20 minutes.
    2.Spoon into hot, sterilized jars and seal; or, pour into freezer containers and freeze.

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    A perfect day would be sewing/quilting all day, then eating a big plate of fried green tomatoes while watching "Fried Green Tomatoes".

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    In Southern Living magazine , the month of June 2011 , there are several recipes for using green tomoatoes. Some of the looked really GREAT.

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    I grew up eating fried green tomatoes. I will never forget the look on my DH (boyfriend at the time)face, when we told him what we were making for dinner. He said to me, that sounds gross. Ha ha ha..he now loves them as much as I do. His sister married my brother..same thing.. to this day we laugh about it. We just dip ours in eggs, and flour them and fry..and oh enjoy ever sooooooo much. My grandma and mom use to make green tomatoe jam also.

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    I dip mine in egg then flour, sometimes I do this several times before putting in a skillet. I also cook them in bacon grease. So fattening but oh so so good. Another tip; if you want green tomatoes all year long, this is what I do. I pick the tomatoes still green bring them in and wash them. I then proceed to slice them as if I am getting ready to cook them. Put them on a cookie sheet and put into the freezer. Once frozen take off cookie sheet and put into ziplock bags. When ready to fry some up, do not let the tomato thaw out, just take out of freezer and put into you flour (or what ever you are using to coat them) Put into the skillet and they taste just the same. I still have a couple of bags in the freezer I haven't ate yet. Might just go fry me up some for breakfast. YUM-YUM!

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    They are soooo good! My only problem is gertting enough bacon fat, since I am on a low salt diet, and the bacon is too salty, so I seldom cook it!

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    My g/mother, mother and I have canned Green Tomato Mincemeat. There is no meat only fruit. Yummy ! ! ! !

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    sorry just had to post it. Here are my fried green tomatoes. Told you I was going to have to go and make some for breakfast.

    Awesome!
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    that is a great idea to freeze them, thanks for your tip

    Quote Originally Posted by verna2197
    I dip mine in egg then flour, sometimes I do this several times before putting in a skillet. I also cook them in bacon grease. So fattening but oh so so good. Another tip; if you want green tomatoes all year long, this is what I do. I pick the tomatoes still green bring them in and wash them. I then proceed to slice them as if I am getting ready to cook them. Put them on a cookie sheet and put into the freezer. Once frozen take off cookie sheet and put into ziplock bags. When ready to fry some up, do not let the tomato thaw out, just take out of freezer and put into you flour (or what ever you are using to coat them) Put into the skillet and they taste just the same. I still have a couple of bags in the freezer I haven't ate yet. Might just go fry me up some for breakfast. YUM-YUM!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Retired
    My g/mother, mother and I have canned Green Tomato Mincemeat. There is no meat only fruit. Yummy ! ! ! !
    My DH loves mincemeat, do you hap[en to have the recipe for this and would you share?

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    Quote Originally Posted by verna2197
    sorry just had to post it. Here are my fried green tomatoes. Told you I was going to have to go and make some for breakfast.

    Awesome!
    Now that just isn't fair to the rest of us who enjoy FGT to tempt us like this. lol. Look so good, my mouth is watering , but i'll just have to say enjoy every bite for me. lol.

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    oh they were so so good. Guess I will have to make me some more tomorrow morning. I'm sorry I am being so mean but omg they were good!

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    Here you go - Green Tomato Mincemeat

    Grind 1 peck green tomatoes, drain off juice and add as much water as there was juice.
    Add:
    4 lbs. sugar
    2 lbs. raisins
    2 Tablespoons cloves
    2 Tablespoons cinnamon
    2 Tablespoons allspice
    2 Tablespoons salt
    1 cup vinegar (I use 1/2 vinegar & 1/2 water)
    6 sour apples ground or finely chopped

    Boil until thick and can in glass jars.

    Also have recipe for Sweet Green Tomato Pickles if you are interested.

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    Oh, they look so good!! Thanks for posting the picture.

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    I will have to try them,but I so love green tomato pie. It is made the same way as apple pie just use green tomatoes. so yummy

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    I do all you do BUT one thing..... I put them under the boiler!!
    NO Grease..... I spray them with the butter spray[WM Brand with yellow lid] after I put them in the cornmeal....
    I froze mine for yrs too...
    I also do this to squash and zucchini.....

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    I take the sliced green tomatoes and soak them in Buttermilk for 20 minutes then dip them in flour on both sides fry them in Canola Oil and/or Extra Virgin Olive Oil. They are yummy!! I will have to try freezing them, never done that.
    Linda King

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    Quote Originally Posted by verna2197
    I dip mine in egg then flour, sometimes I do this several times before putting in a skillet. I also cook them in bacon grease. So fattening but oh so so good. Another tip; if you want green tomatoes all year long, this is what I do. I pick the tomatoes still green bring them in and wash them. I then proceed to slice them as if I am getting ready to cook them. Put them on a cookie sheet and put into the freezer. Once frozen take off cookie sheet and put into ziplock bags. When ready to fry some up, do not let the tomato thaw out, just take out of freezer and put into you flour (or what ever you are using to coat them) Put into the skillet and they taste just the same. I still have a couple of bags in the freezer I haven't ate yet. Might just go fry me up some for breakfast. YUM-YUM!
    Thanks for the tip I will try some this summer.
    My husband Grandmother used to can green tomatoes.

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    you guys are making me so hungry and I don't have any green tomatoes, none available at the Farm stand or the grocery store. poor me

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    That's the way I make them. Yummy!
    Quote Originally Posted by countrycottage
    I'd never heard of "fried green tomatoes" until the movie came out a few years ago. Since then I've learned to love them. I picked 3 green tomatoes off our vines and fried them for supper last night. I just dipped them in cornmeal mix and browned on both sides, then simmered until tender. They were delicious. Does anyone have other recipes for using green tomatoes?

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    I tasted them for the first time last week when I was in Louisianna. Yummy! I will certainly make some now that you have all supplied some recipes.

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    Your making me really hungery for some, but Ill have to wait a few months till we get some, the plants just went into the ground. BooHoo. DEB

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