Green Tomatoes S.O.S.


The jig’s up.

It’s going down to zero tonight.

The tomatoes are off the vine.

For months, I coddled them, watered, and staked them. They thrived, in a small patch at the bottom of the garden.

Too bad I planted them in July.

What’s a hungry girl to do with green tomatoes??? (and please don’t tell me to put them in paper bags. they do ripen, after a fashion, but they are styrofoam, just like in a supermarket).

Recipes, please!


  1. My green tomatos went into the compost so they’ll return next year as new green tomatos. But how about a cake recipe?

    This spiced green tomato cake is surprisingly delicious, and it’s a great way to use green tomatoes before the frost gets them.

    * 2 1/4 cups sugar
    * 1 cup vegetable oil or melted shortening
    * 3 eggs
    * 2 teaspoons vanilla
    * 3 cups flour
    * 1 teaspoon salt
    * 1 teaspoon baking powder
    * 1 teaspoon cinnamon
    * 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
    * 1 cup pecans or walnuts
    * 1 cup raisins
    * 2 1/2 cups diced green tomatoes
    * coconut (optional)

    Preheat oven to 350

  2. Fried green tomatoes, of course.

    Slice them up, as thick as you like (I go for medium thick), dredge in cornmeal flavored with whatever (salt, pepper, etc), fry in the pan you cooked your morning bacon in. I like mine soft, so I fry them for a while. Perfect for a nice southern breakfast, if you throw in eggs and biscuits with your bacon and tomatoes. And coffee.

    That cake sounds good, too….

  3. Thanks, Guitar Player and starrhillgirl!

    I never thought of fried green tomatoes for breakfast!

    Yesterday I roasted some of the green tomatoes with salt and brown sugar and had them with manchego cheese…

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