I hate to let them go to waste.

lilionOctober 29, 2012

From the 100+ degree summer to the tomato worms that decided to come in force after it got cooler, my tomato crop was fairly dismal. Now it's getting into the 20's at night, so there's nothing much left to do. These are what I have. Most are small. Bigger than cherry. I don't know what to do with them though. I don't can...they're too small to fry. Ideas? Thanks!

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ltilton

Piccalilli relish?

    Bookmark   October 29, 2012 at 7:54PM
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digdirt2(6b-7a No.Cent. AR HZ8 Sun-35)

All sorts of things you can do with them especially if you are into canning. Go on over to the Harvest forum here. That is their focus. Lots of recipes for using green tomatoes.

Dave

Here is a link that might be useful: Harvest forum

    Bookmark   October 29, 2012 at 8:38PM
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lilion

Silly me. I didn't think of the harvest forum. Thanks!

    Bookmark   October 29, 2012 at 9:06PM
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lilion

Silly me. I didn't think of the harvest forum. Thanks!

    Bookmark   October 29, 2012 at 9:07PM
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ceth_k(11)

I once heard that putting them together with bananas in a sealed bad can ripen them gradually ? Or maybe it's just a rumor.

    Bookmark   October 30, 2012 at 12:11AM
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planatus(6)

Those light green ones will slowly ripen if you wrap them in paper and keep them in a cool room.

    Bookmark   October 30, 2012 at 8:54AM
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jimster(z7a MA)

They are a nice size for pickling.

Jim

    Bookmark   October 30, 2012 at 11:03AM
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digdirt2(6b-7a No.Cent. AR HZ8 Sun-35)

I just noticed you said they were too small to fry but keep in mind that fried green tomatoes don't have to be 'slices'. Wedges fry just fine.

You can bread/batter the wedges and freeze them on a cookie sheet before bagging. Then fry (frozen) when needed.

Dave

    Bookmark   October 30, 2012 at 12:12PM
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lilion

Thanks for all the ideas. I wish I canned, but I never have ever and I don't even have any jars or whatever. But I think I'll try to ripen the light ones, fry some and use the rest for this cake/bread I got a recipe for. Thanks so much everyone. Great ideas. Silly I guess to not want to toss them, but I seem to get more frugal every year and darnit I grew them, I'm eating them...someway.

Thanks again!

    Bookmark   October 30, 2012 at 1:25PM
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