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  1. #1
    zxcvbob Guest

    Default Green tomatoes

    We had the first killing frost last night. I covered up the peppers
    and tomatoes (etc) but even if they survived (I didn't check this
    morning) I'm going to end the season soon with lots of green tomatoes.

    I have a pickled green tomato recipe, but I don't eat many pickles.
    Also the tomatillos were a total crop failure this year. (big healthy
    plants, lots of "balloons" but only 2 out of the hundreds ever filled out)

    So how would it work to substitute green tomatoes for all the ripe
    tomatoes in a canned salsa recipe? The one I have in mind is the USDA
    recipe that has a cup of vinegar in it, so I'm not really worried
    about the safety, moreso the taste and texture. Anybody tried it?

    -Bob

  2. #2
    Carol S Guest

    Default Re: Green tomatoes

    Bob...I don't know how green tomatoes will work in a salsa......I've
    seen recipes for green tomatoe relish but never tried it.....however I
    do make a Sandwich Spread that uses green tomatoes....red and green
    peppers and onions if you're interested in the recipe....Carol


  3. #3
    Dave Balderstone Guest

    Default Re: Green tomatoes

    In article <[email protected]>, Carol S
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Bob...I don't know how green tomatoes will work in a salsa......I've
    > seen recipes for green tomatoe relish but never tried it.....however I
    > do make a Sandwich Spread that uses green tomatoes....red and green
    > peppers and onions if you're interested in the recipe....Carol
    >


    IIf Bob isn't interested, I am! I've got plenty of green tomatoes here,
    too.

  4. #4
    Carol S Guest

    Default Re: Green tomatoes....RECIPE

    Grind all together and let drain...
    12 green tomatoes
    12 green peppers
    12 red peppers
    3 large onions

    Make a paste of this and add to above in a large pot...
    1 c.flour
    1 pint prepared mustard
    1 pint white vinegar

    Then add..
    1 Tbsp.salt
    3 c.sugar
    1 Tbsp.celery seed

    Boil 10 mnutes....stirring to prevent scorching.....add 1 quart Miracle
    Whip.....stir thoroughly....pour into hot jars.....boiling water bath 20
    minutes.......makes 10 pints......tastes great on buttered bread or add
    a spoon of CheezWhiz to put on crackers......I even put it on hot
    dogs......Carol


  5. #5
    Dave Balderstone Guest

    Default Re: Green tomatoes....RECIPE

    In article <[email protected]>, Carol S
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Grind all together and let drain...
    > 12 green tomatoes
    > 12 green peppers
    > 12 red peppers
    > 3 large onions
    >
    > Make a paste of this and add to above in a large pot...
    > 1 c.flour
    > 1 pint prepared mustard
    > 1 pint white vinegar
    >
    > Then add..
    > 1 Tbsp.salt
    > 3 c.sugar
    > 1 Tbsp.celery seed
    >
    > Boil 10 mnutes....stirring to prevent scorching.....add 1 quart Miracle
    > Whip.....stir thoroughly....pour into hot jars.....boiling water bath 20
    > minutes.......makes 10 pints......tastes great on buttered bread or add
    > a spoon of CheezWhiz to put on crackers......I even put it on hot
    > dogs......Carol



    You had me up till the Miracle Whip... Can't bear the stuff.

  6. #6
    Carol S Guest

    Default Re: Green tomatoes....RECIPE

    Dave...no reason you can't use your favorite mayo.....I'd stick with
    regular though....not low fat.....Carol


  7. #7
    songbird Guest

    Default Re: Green tomatoes....RECIPE

    Dave Balderstone wrote:
    ....
    > You had me up till the Miracle Whip... Can't bear the stuff.


    it's only sweet and sour mayo? regular mayo
    has too much salt for my taste.

    you could probably leave it out completely
    and still be good.


    songbird

  8. #8
    Beti Guest

    Default Re: Green tomatoes

    On Sep 15, 7:57*am, zxcvbob <zxcv...@charter.net> wrote:
    > We had the first killing frost last night. *I covered up the peppers
    > and tomatoes (etc) but even if they survived (I didn't check this
    > morning) I'm going to end the season soon with lots of green tomatoes.
    >
    > I have a pickled green tomato recipe, but I don't eat many pickles.
    > Also the tomatillos were a total crop failure this year. (big healthy
    > plants, lots of "balloons" but only 2 out of the hundreds ever filled out)
    >
    > So how would it work to substitute green tomatoes for all the ripe
    > tomatoes in a canned salsa recipe? *The one I have in mind is the USDA
    > recipe that has a cup of vinegar in it, so I'm not really worried
    > about the safety, moreso the taste and texture. *Anybody tried it?
    >
    > -Bob


    I've been keeping an eye out for green tomato recipes since it appears
    our two-week long summer is over here in Oregon. I came across this
    one on Farmgirl Fare which sounds interesting. She says it's more
    like a salsa than a relish since it doesn't use sugar.

    Farmgirl Susan's No Sugar Green Tomato Relish
    Makes about 3 pints

    2 lb. green tomatoes, cored and chopped
    1 lb. white or yellow onions, chopped
    3/4 lb. sweet red peppers, cored and chopped
    1/2 lb. tart cooking apples, such as Granny Smith, cored and chopped
    6 garlic cloves, finely chopped
    1 cup 5% acidic organic raw apple cider vinegar (or less, see note
    below - she says the cup is required for safe BWB canning but some
    readers thinks it makes the relish to vinegary)
    1 Tablespoon kosher or sea salt
    4 jalapeno peppers, cored, seeded if desired, and finely chopped
    2 Tablespoons chopped cilantro
    1 teaspoon ground cumin (optional)

    Combine the tomatoes, onions, peppers, apples, garlic, vinegar, and
    salt in a large, nonreactive pot and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat
    and simmer, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until thickened, about
    an hour.

    Stir in the jalapenos, cilantro, and cumin and simmer for 5 more
    minutes. Carefully purée the mixture using a stick immersion blender
    or in a traditional counter top blender, in batches if necessary,
    until still somewhat chunky. Do not overmix; you don't want it smooth.

    This green tomato relish will keep in the refrigerator for several
    weeks.

    If canning, return the puréed relish to a boil, then ladle the hot
    mixture into hot jars, leaving 1/4-inch head space. Process 15 minutes
    in a boiling water canner. Store in a cool, dark place for up to a
    year.

    Beti

  9. #9
    Carol S Guest

    Default Re: Green tomatoes

    Omitting the mayo completely would drastically change the taste and
    consistency of this spread.....Carol


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