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Growing => Vegetables => Topic started by: Bobby on September 03, 2009, 07:06:47 pm

Title: Green Tomatoes.. waste not want not
Post by: Bobby on September 03, 2009, 07:06:47 pm
Hello - Mrs Bobby here

Bobby picked all of the green tomatoes yesterday that were just not reddening - we had over 10lbs !!  So today I made Green Tomato Chutney and Green Tomato soup - this is our first year of back gardening growing - so it is all new to me and so exciting.  I also baked fresh egg custard tart from the chooks eggs and we have enjoyed our first sweetcorn.
I so wish we were wealthy enough to give up our jobs, move to the country and do it full time, like some of you people :)
Title: Re: Green Tomatoes.. waste not want not
Post by: little blue on September 03, 2009, 09:33:22 pm
Hi mrs B
Made tons of gt chutney last year.  Nothing like your own harvest is there?  My sweetcorn still isnt ready so v jealous!
Title: Re: Green Tomatoes.. waste not want not
Post by: Bobby on September 03, 2009, 10:33:37 pm
Hi mrs B
Made tons of gt chutney last year.  Nothing like your own harvest is there?  My sweetcorn still isnt ready so v jealous!

We had a few full sweetcorn, but some were half full - they tasted lovely, such a lot of space taken up though.  The broccolli and cabbage were fantastic as were the spuds and garlic
Title: Re: Green Tomatoes.. waste not want not
Post by: cameldairy on September 03, 2009, 11:37:12 pm
Have you ever had fried green tomatoes? They are SO good!
Title: Re: Green Tomatoes.. waste not want not
Post by: Snoopy on September 04, 2009, 02:24:37 pm
At this time of year, you can place green tomatoes on paper towels
in a sunny window, and they will go red - turn them around to get both sides
It is the sun that turns them to red.
Title: Re: Green Tomatoes.. waste not want not
Post by: Lizmar on September 08, 2009, 02:04:57 pm
None of my tomatoes have gone green either - any chance of getting the recipe - checked on the recipe link, but not there
Thanks
Title: Re: Green Tomatoes.. waste not want not
Post by: cameldairy on September 08, 2009, 02:56:48 pm
These fried green tomatoes are made with eggs and cornmeal or bread crumbs.
Ingredients:

    * 4 to 6 green tomatoes, sliced 1/4-inch thick
    * salt and pepper
    * flour for dusting
    * 2 eggs, beaten
    * cornmeal or bread crumbs
    * bacon grease or vegetable oil

Preparation:
Salt and pepper the tomato slices; dust lightly with flour. Dip slices in beaten egg, letting excess drip off, then coat well with meal or crumbs. Fry in hot grease or oil until browned, turning gently (about 3 minutes each side). Keep warm in a low 200 to 250 oven if frying in batches.