What Is Your Favorite Way to Cook Green Tomatoes?

What Is Your Favorite Way to Cook Green Tomatoes?

Faith Durand
Nov 2, 2010

It's green tomato time! Time for all those not-yet-ripe tomatoes to come inside off the vines before they wither in the frost. I pulled several pounds of green tomatoes out of my own garden, and I'm curious: What's your favorite way to cook and eat green tomatoes?

We actually ran a green tomato recipe contest a few years ago, and I still have my eye on one of the finalist recipes:

Kerry's Curried Green Tomatoes

But the classic way to eat green tomatoes is fried, of course:

Recipe Recommendation: Fried Green Tomatoes

Not all green tomatoes are doomed to stay green. If they have just the barest hint of red beginning, then you can leave them in a paper bag to ripen. (Or on a sunny windowsill, or next to an apple — everyone has a different method, apparently...)

Quick Tip: How to Ripen Green Tomatoes

But most of the tomatoes I have are hard, green, and crisp. Here are a few more inspiring posts on the topic:

What To Do With Green Tomatoes
Got Green Tomatoes? 5 Ways to Use Them Up!
Indulgence: Fried Green Tomato Sandwich

Do you have any green tomato plans this fall?

Related: Green Tomato Finalist #3: Tonia's Eggs Benedict with Green Tomatoes

(Image: Faith Durand)

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