Recipes: Green tomatoes


Green tomato recipes from our Agriculture Supported Communities program.

NEW! Crunchy Fried Green Tomatoes
From www.epicurious.com

Yield: Serves 4 as a first course

2 pounds green (unripe) tomatoes (about 4 medium)
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon sugar
3/4 teaspoon cayenne
1 large egg
1 tablespoon milk
5 cups cornflakes (about 6 ounces)
1/2 stick (1/4 cup) unsalted butter
1/4 cup vegetable oil

Preheat oven to 375°F. Cut twelve 1/2-inch-thick slices from tomatoes. In a shallow bowl whisk together flour, salt, sugar, and cayenne. In another shallow bowl whisk together egg and milk. In a third shallow bowl coarsely crush cornflakes with hands.

Working with 1 tomato slice at a time, dredge in flour, shaking off excess, and dip in egg, letting excess drip off. Coat slices with cornflakes, pressing them to adhere, and arrange slices in one layer on a baking sheet.

In a 12-inch nonstick skillet heat 1 tablespoon butter and 1 tablespoon oil over moderate heat until foam subsides and fry 3 tomato slices until golden brown, about 3 minutes on each side. (Be careful not to let cornflakes burn.) Transfer tomatoes to paper towels to drain. Fry remaining tomato slices in remaining butter and oil in same manner. On another baking sheet arrange drained tomato slices in one layer. Bake tomatoes in middle of oven until tender and hot, about 4 minutes. Serve tomatoes topped with salsa (if desired).

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NEW! Green Tomato and Red Onion Relish
From www.epicurious.com

Yield: Makes about six 1/2 -pint jars

2-1/2 pounds large unripe (green) tomatoes, cored, cut into 1/4-inch dice
2 red onions (1 pound total), cut into 1/4-inch dice (about 3 cups)
2 red bell peppers, seeded, cut into 1/4-inch dice (about 2-1/2 cups)
1/4 cup plus 1-1/2 teaspoons coarse kosher salt
2 cups distilled white vinegar 1-1/2 cups (packed) golden brown sugar
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon whole coriander seeds
3/4 teaspoon whole aniseed

Combine tomatoes, onions, peppers, and 1/4 cup coarse kosher salt in large glass bowl. Stir to mix. Cover and let stand in cool place at least 12 hours and up to 1 day, stirring occasionally. Drain tomato mixture in large colander. Rinse with cold water; let drain well, at least 30 minutes. Using hands, squeeze any excess liquid from tomato mixture.

Combine tomato mixture, 1 1/2 teaspoons coarse salt, and next 5 ingredients in large pot. Stir over medium-high heat until sugar dissolves. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer until almost all liquid evaporates, stirring frequently, about 1 hour 10 minutes. Remove from heat.

Ladle mixture into 6 hot clean 1/2-pint glass canning jars, leaving 1/2-inch space at top of jars. Remove air bubbles. Wipe jar threads and rims with clean damp cloth. Cover with hot lids; apply screw bands. Process jars in pot of boiling water 10 minutes. Cool jars completely. Store in cool dark place up to 1 year.

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NEW! Dill Pickles (using green tomatoes!)
From www.foodandwine.com, contributed by Bobby Flay

These incredibly simple pickles have just the right amount of garlic and dill and are intensely crunchy and refreshing right out of the refrigerator.
TOTAL TIME: 20 MIN Plus overnight pickling
SERVINGS: Makes 1 quart

1-1/2 cups distilled white vinegar
1/4 cup sugar
4 teaspoons kosher salt
1 teaspoon mustard seeds
1 teaspoon coriander seeds
3/4 teaspoon dill seeds
2 cups hot water
2 pounds green tomatoes, quartered OR kirby cucumbers, sliced 1/4 inch thick
3/4 cup coarsely chopped dill
3 garlic cloves, coarsely chopped

In a large, heatproof measuring cup, combine the vinegar, sugar, salt, mustard seeds, coriander seeds and dill seeds with the hot water and stir until the sugar and salt are dissolved. Let the brine cool.

In a large bowl, toss the cucumbers with the dill and garlic. Pour the brine over the cucumbers and turn to coat. Place a small plate over the cucumbers to keep them submerged, then cover the bowl with plastic wrap. Refrigerate the pickles overnight, stirring once or twice. Serve cold. Make Ahead: The dill pickles can be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

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