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Tom McAlexander


Free Member, Volcano, HI

No Need to Ripen

GREEN TOMATO RELISH
6 quarts firm green tomatoes, cut into half-inch pieces
2 quarts chopped onion
1/4 cup hot peppers
6 cups sugar
2 cups vinegar
2 cups water
½ cup salt
Combine and heat to a boil. Put in hot jars and seal.
Yield: @ 7 ½ quarts

FRIED GREEN TOMATOES
1 cup cornmeal
½ cup flour
1 tablespoon sugar
green tomatoes, sliced
salt and pepper to taste
Mix together cornmeal, flour and sugar.
Dredge both sides of tomatoes.
Press slices firmly into meal to coat thoroughly.
Add tomatoes to hot oil, without crowding, and fry about 2 minutes or until golden, turn, fry.
Drain on paper towel, salt and pepper.

But if it does ripen, go back to the old standby:

Comments 11

  • Lawson McCulloch 08/09/2007 20:19

    Good work here Tom.
    best wishes from Lawson.
  • Theo Weijmer 08/08/2007 20:54

    Looks delicious!!!
    Think gonna use one of these day the recipe.
    Greetings Theo
  • Inez Correia Marques 08/08/2007 11:19

    oi tom.. great photo of a tomatoe, and the recipes..

    why don't you participate in the forum talks (new section on line.. nice place to share your recipes )


  • Véronique Soulier 08/08/2007 8:22

    good close up and sure the receipe must be too ! Thanks, bye VS
  • CsomorLászló 08/08/2007 7:20

    Fine!
  • Anca Silvia B. 08/08/2007 6:22

    Great pic Tom with nice colours.
    Cheers,Anca
  • Maria Porter 08/08/2007 5:36

    Lovely, Tom. The photo is also lovely. Colors and detail are fantastic.
    Maria
  • Dennis Maloney 08/08/2007 2:55

    Great close-up image of the inmature tomatoes...and thanks for the recipies...regards, den
  • Michael Henderson 08/07/2007 22:52

    Fried Green Tomatos are one of my favorite things to eat. I used to look forward to this time of year. Dang Tom you have made me crave some fried green maters.
    I can almost taste ummm .

    Regards,
    Mike
  • Leo_nid 08/07/2007 22:28

    Thanks for sharing, Tom
    A nice looking green tomato
    The one on the left looks unshaved
    :)
  • Daren Borzynski 08/07/2007 22:13

    We can always count on you for a great recipe ;-))
    Great image Tom.. like the colours lots!!
    I think I will need to try that relish.

    Best Wishes!!
    Daren