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    Green tomato cooking

    Anyone have any green tomato recipes? I have a green tomato cake in the oven - if it turns out, I'll post the recipe. I didn't like fried green tomato when I was a child so I have no desire to try those. I found recipes for green tomato pie, but was concerned about the color as this isn't for me. Our nights are freezing and the tomatoes are still green. I use to make green tomato relish. Hmmm.

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    I dehydrate them, put them in the freezer, and crush a handful into homemade soup that I make in the winter.

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    That's interesting, what kind of flavor do you get from the dehydrated tomatoes in your soup? I'm interest in the recipes as well, I've got a bunch of green ones and our weather forecast sounds like they will stay green.

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    Better Homes and Gardens has a tomato relish recipe that I have used for the last few years. Everyone raves about it. To kick it up, I have added jalapenos. http://www.bhg.com/recipe/canning/green-tomato-relish/

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    How about green tomato jam?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mimiquilter View Post
    How about green tomato jam?
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    For some reason, our tomatos are still going. Unusual for us, but I'm not complaining, especially since the year started so late. I had to cover them once due to frost last week, but they're getting a little reprieve right now.

    Our season usually ends really early, so what we do is grab the whole plant and hang it upside down from the rafters in the basement. The fruit will turn color on its own. For the ones that don't stay on the plant, spread newspaper on a shelf (or 5 - I always plant too many tomatos) and lay them on it. Check on them regularly.

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    I so wish I had green tomatoes to fry up. Didn't plant any this year and can't seem to find any place that sells them.

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    I put up some pickled green tomatoe's 2 weeks ago ... my first attempt. Pickled green tomatoe's were one of my favorite things when I was a kid, one of my aunts used to make them. I'm hoping mine are at least half as good as hers, if so ... I've got a lot more I can put up!!

    We had a minor disaster in the tomato garden yesterday. Yesterday morning I noticed my dog's head was green (he's a white dog). I figured he was rolling in the grass. A little later my husband called me and said the dog's head was green and when he checked the garden the fence had been "compromised" and the dog ate ALL the ripe tomatoe's, and some of the red and orange bell peppers. Umm ... no he didn't. When I got home I checked the garden and found a critter foot print ... Raccoon I think from the print ... got into the garden and the dog must have chased him out (dog has access to the yard all night via dog door). Hopefully the raccoon got the scare of a life time and won't be coming back to our yard again.

    As a precaution, I had to give the dog a "capstar" in case he picked up any flea's from said critter.
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    You can wrap the green tomatoes in newspaper and have ripe tomatoes for a long time
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    DHMommy ... ;looks like that might be a case of Good Dog, Bad Dog ... and only doing his job at protecting his/your turf!
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    I generally make a green tomato pie as a labor of love for my DH. I just use my favorite apple pie recipe. He enjoys it the color is much the same as apples in apple pie. I still prefer plan old apple, but it's not bad. I think if I were just served it without knowing it was tomatoes instead of apples I probably wouldn't know the difference. Good Luck with your green tomatoes!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Retired Fire Chief View Post
    That's interesting, what kind of flavor do you get from the dehydrated tomatoes in your soup? I'm interest in the recipes as well, I've got a bunch of green ones and our weather forecast sounds like they will stay green.

    They taste like tomatoes except a bit sharper, if that makes sense. Dehydrated red tomatoes are more mellow. With a rich broth, the green ones don't overwhelm the soup, they just add a fresh taste.

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    I make green tomato mincemeat. I have also made a green tomato pie that's just likeanapple pie

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    well all I have are green tomatoes! not kidding. I did. not. get. even. 1 ripe. tomato. this. year! so mad! green peppers were not much better. and don't get me started about the cukes or zucchini that USUALLY take over the yard. 6 or 7 of each was all they produced! lousy here. too much rain.
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    I so wish I had green tomatoes to fry up. Didn't plant any this year and can't seem to find any place that sells them.
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    Fried green tomatoes, mincemeat and relish are all I've ever made with green tomatoes. I used to grow lots of tomatoes. If you want them to ripen at basically the same time, put an apple in the box. The apple gives off a gas that helps the tomatoes ripen. I really works!!

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    A green tomato chutney is good also

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    I made a green tomato pie last year and believe it or not it was good.. I just googled recipe for green tomato pie. You can also google recipes made from green tomatoes

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    this is good - lots of chopping but cooking takes care of it's self
    http://almostturkish.blogspot.com/20...canl-cive.html

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    I use the green tomatoes in my chow chow. It is a southern thing to use what is left in the garden in a sweet/pickled relish. My recipe came from better homes and gardens. It is cut up and left with a pickling salt overnight or for 8 hours. Rinsed and then the vinegar and spices are added, a water bath then it is done. Pretty easy, but, it takes awhile to make. If I didn't make it every year, my friends and family would throw a fit!
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    Green Tomatoes

    Quote Originally Posted by irishrose View Post
    Anyone have any green tomato recipes? I have a green tomato cake in the oven - if it turns out, I'll post the recipe. I didn't like fried green tomato when I was a child so I have no desire to try those. I found recipes for green tomato pie, but was concerned about the color as this isn't for me. Our nights are freezing and the tomatoes are still green. I use to make green tomato relish. Hmmm.
    I have a green tomato bread recipe.........can't help but wonder if it's not similar to your cake recipe. The bread is heavy and has several spices in it including a little clove. Everyone seems to like it and surpirsed when I tell them what kind it is. Our tomatoes are still coming in red & ripe and very good. We've had a lot this past month.

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    Mom used to make grren tomato pie - used green tomatoes n place of apples - tastes great. I don't have the recipe, but I think she used all the same spices, etc as in apple pie.

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    I always had a garden and always made green tomato relish. Now, later in life, I only grow a few tomatoes in containers, so no volume to can. I never had a beef roast without green tomato relish and to this day, roast just isn't much good without the relish.
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    I made green tomato mincemeat....green tomatoes,apples, an orange,raisins,spices. Just had it in pie ...yummy!
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