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I hate to let them go to waste.

Posted by alys Zone 5-6 - MO (My Page) on
Mon, Oct 29, 12 at 19:37

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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RE: I hate to let them go to waste.

Piccalilli relish?


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RE: I hate to let them go to waste.

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


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RE: I hate to let them go to waste.

  • Posted by alys Zone 5-6 - MO (My Page) on
    Mon, Oct 29, 12 at 21:06

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


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  • Posted by alys Zone 5-6 - MO (My Page) on
    Mon, Oct 29, 12 at 21:07

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


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RE: I hate to let them go to waste.

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


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


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They are a nice size for pickling.

Jim


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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


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RE: I hate to let them go to waste.

  • Posted by alys Zone 5-6 - MO (My Page) on
    Tue, Oct 30, 12 at 13:25

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!


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