View Full Version : Green Tomato Recipes Please.

09-06-2010, 02:57 PM
Summer is almost over and some of the Tomatoes are nowhere near ripe. As a consequence I will have a lot of green tomatoes to get creative with! So, apart from Green Tomato Chutney, what else can I do with them?

09-06-2010, 03:10 PM
half and half flour and cornmeal. A little olive oil in a skillet and fry them babies up with some onions.. YUMMY!

09-06-2010, 03:21 PM
I second the fried green tomatoes, mmmm , mmm good.

PS,, these look good also: http://www.bostonplus.com/tomato.html

09-06-2010, 04:06 PM
Yep - fried are great! Never tried them with flour and corn meal though. You could also try pickled, or make salsa out of them.

09-06-2010, 04:11 PM
Somebody say fried green tomatoes? :tongue_smilie:
Fried okra, pickles, mushrooms, cauliflower, jalapenos...

Our necks are burnt, our roads are dirt
And our trucks ain't clean
The dogs run loose, we smoke, we chew
And fry every thing out here, way out here. :innocent:

09-06-2010, 05:08 PM
Wow! Thanks guys!

09-06-2010, 09:42 PM
I fry mine like YCC and dust them lightly with cyan pepper and some salt.

I also make dill and sweet green tomato pickles. I use Alton Brown's pickle recipe.

I make the same recipe and drop in several dried hot peppers in the jar before filling. It adds variety to the batch.

09-06-2010, 11:11 PM
Fried green tomatoes......:drool:

Justin Case
09-06-2010, 11:15 PM
Wasn't that a movie ?

09-06-2010, 11:16 PM
The drooly happy face?

09-07-2010, 08:25 AM
i fry green tomatoes too, but I dip them in egg, then plain flour before frying

Justin Case
09-07-2010, 08:41 AM
I have never tried them ,,,,,,

09-07-2010, 08:45 AM
The reason I asked was Green Tomatoes simply aren't eaten over here. I haven't tried them, but I'm all for new gastronomic experiences!

Old GI
09-07-2010, 10:08 AM
Dearest Winnie: Sorry I can't be much help in the preparation of fried green tomatoes. You see, my extensive expertise is solely in consuming said delicacies. Yum-Yum (Besides, it's fried, how bad could that be?)

09-07-2010, 10:22 AM
Dearest Winnie: Sorry I can't be much help in the preparation of fried green tomatoes. You see, my extensive expertise is solely in consuming said delicacies. Yum-Yum (Besides, it's fried, how bad could that be?)

Any good as a side dish for Spam??:innocent: I think I just made it better:)

09-07-2010, 12:07 PM
Sure why not. Might I suggest a cranberry or lingonberry glaze for grilled spam stakes.

09-07-2010, 12:10 PM
Ooo that sounds good Karl. I'm making fig chutney tomorrow, bet that'll go well too!

09-07-2010, 04:35 PM
1 jar (12 ounce) cherry preserves (low sugar preserves works best because you can control sweetness with the brown sugar)

1/4 cup vinegar (I add to taste)
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. ground cloves
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
3 tablespoons water

How to make this recipe:
In a saucepan combine all ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 2 minutes; stirring frequently.

About 15 minutes before your ham is done, spoon 1/4 to 1/3 cup glaze over ham. Repeat as desired.

Stir water into remaining glaze; heat through and serve with ham.

I can't remember were I found this but I change it as needed.

If it is too sweet for you a bit of chicken broth will cut the sweetness
and give a more savory taste. I add the broth to taste.

I use this on baked, dutch oven and open fire roasted ham. The sweet is a good contrast to the well browned parts of the ham. That is why I suggested grilled spam. The cherry can be replaced with cranberry or other tart berry.

09-07-2010, 05:58 PM
This just gets better and better:)

09-07-2010, 07:46 PM
Now you are truely talking Winnie, Fried green tomatoes with a side of spam,,, the only way to improve it would be with bacon :).

Stick with us "colonials" and we will help you to properly clog the arteries :)

09-14-2010, 02:33 PM
Just as ycc posted:


Though I think for that batch, I used some Louisiana Fish Fry, that I had left over:


09-14-2010, 09:03 PM
I've never had fried green tomatoes. But i have some white tomatoes in the garden, i just cant figure out when there ripe.

09-14-2010, 09:24 PM
4 c. crushed green tomatoes
5 c. sugar
2 (6 oz.) raspberry Jello
Bring to boil tomatoes and sugar for 20 minutes. Remove from heat. Add Jello; stir until dissolved. Put in hot clean jars and seal.

I have never made this one,but I have eaten it,YUMMY!

09-14-2010, 09:31 PM
Winnie, here's my mother's old recipe. This is down home southern U.S. cooking.

slice the tomatoes 3/8"-1/2" thick.
dip them in egg wash then in flour. salt, pepper and garlic powder to taste
fry them in peanut oil or bacon grease (olive oil is not permitted in a southern kitchen)

You serve them with fried pork chops, fried corn cakes and fried okra. You can fry something sweet up if you need desert.

Down here if a man dies of heart failure at 45 you know his wife was a good cook!

09-15-2010, 12:42 AM
mmmm... fried ice cream and fried snickers bars.. This thread is making me hungry!

09-15-2010, 03:36 AM
Hi, my parents came from Oklahoma and Illinois and this fried green tomato recipe came from one of my grandmas, so this is the same way I have done them for 40+ years. This is also the same way we cook fried eggplant.

Easy Fried Green Tomatoes (or Fried Eggplant) -- Slice green tomatoes (or peeled eggplant) about 3/8 - 1/2 inch thick. Put in salt water for 1 hour (takes some acidity out) - I put a plate or something on top to weigh them down and get them in the water good. Then I just pull them out of the water a few at a time (don't dry them off) and flour them and fry in shortening until golden brown on both sides. Drain on paper towels. Eat before they get cold. They lose their crispness and don't taste good when they get cold and they don't reheat well.

Hope you enjoy!

pete lynch
09-15-2010, 05:12 AM
Around here they serve green fried tomatoes with country sausage gravy.

09-15-2010, 05:25 AM
I'm glad I started this! There's some great recipes! The jam recipe sounds especially good. Thanks all!

09-15-2010, 11:46 AM
I made some green tomato relish recently too:




Recipe: http://foodiefarmgirl.blogspot.com/2005/09/saving-harvest-green-tomato-relish.html

I hate cilantro, so I subbed in basil. It didn't come out as spicy as I would have liked. Next time, I'd add more chiles.

09-15-2010, 12:29 PM
That look yummy grrlscout,I love cilantro though so thats the way I would go.

Kind of looks like chow chow

09-15-2010, 12:47 PM
Very similar to chow chow, just without the cabbage and cauli.