Monday, October 15, 2012
End of Season Harvest - What to do when frying them isn't an option
Our first killing frost was two nights ago. I knew it was coming, because I'd been watching the weather, and so, in advance of losing all of the tomato plants, I had the girls go out and pick all of the tomatoes. I told them ALL - even the green ones, and, of course, most of the ones they brought into the house are green.
I've never really dealt with green tomatoes. I like them fried, but as I'm the only one in my family, it's not a dish that I make very often. There are quite a lot of green tomatoes. In fact, I think the green tomato harvest is bigger than the red tomato harvest :).
I just can't let them go to waste. Food is food, right? Nature provides, and it's up to us to figure out what to do with her bounty.
One food my family really enjoys and eats a lot of - and in fact, is one of the few ways my family enjoys eating tomatoes - is salsa. This year, I grew peppers, but they were never quite ready at the same time as my tomatoes, and so I never got around to making any salsa with the red tomatoes.
When I saw the harvest of green ones, I thought, "why not?", and started looking for recipes for green tomato salsa.
I found several, most of which use, essentially, the same ingredients.
I also found this website with links to 25 different green tomato recipes.
If I have more tomatoes than I need for salsa, I might try out one of these others. No sense in wasting any of the harvest. Nature provides, and it's up to us to figure out what to do with her bounty.