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Green tomatoes, what do you do with them?

>> Friday, November 7, 2008

If you are like me, you have several green tomatoes from your garden. Did you know that if you pick your green tomatoes (before the first freeze) and put them in your garage, over time they will gradually turn to red? I used to always throw my green tomatoes in the garbage until my wise mother taught me this trick :) I have noticed that not all the tomatoes will turn red, but a good majority will. So what do you do with your green tomatoes? You can dredge slices of green tomatoes in egg & cornmeal and then fry them in oil, you can chop up green tomatoes and add to your mincemeat pie, or you can make raspberry jam with them. Here is a great recipe someone told me about that looked fun to try for the Raspberry jam--they claim it is delicious! Hey, if it is, you can't get jam cheaper than this!

Green Tomato Raspberry Jam
2 cups sugar
3 cups finely chopped green tomato
1 3 oz. pkg raspberry jello

Use food processor to chop tomatoes fine (once washed & cored). Boil combined ingredients for 15 minutes. Let cool 20 Minutes. Store in fridge or freezer.


Rachel November 10, 2008 at 11:09 PM  

Found a use for all of our green tomatoes (Sorry Rebecca- decided to skip the tomato fry & save those calories for Christmas cookies!) Our kids (Kolton especially) love this green taco sauce made by La Victoria. At 3 bucks a bottle, I decided to try to duplicate the stuff. Simply follow the ingredient list & add your own measurments to your liking.
-Green Tomatoes
-Bell Peppers

***I made the decision to skip the Modified food starch & sodium benzoate. You can add these if your family prefers lab-produced chemical sauce.

Simply cook, enjoy the smell in your home & process using a submerssion blender.

Wonderful! The kids really like it! Here's to weekly taco night, Maser style.

Oh yeah- they will ripen in your basement- you canhave homegrown tomatoes until Christmas if you plan right.

Seth and Peggy January 18, 2009 at 9:43 PM  

My sister-in-law made a green tomato pie once. It had all the seasoning of an apple pie. It was a little weird, as you can imagine, but definitely cheap and interesting!

Thanks for the recipe. I will have to try the jam sometime.

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