So, what to do with all these green tomatoes?
Soul Food - Fried Green Tomatoes
Traditionally you slice the green tomatoes, dip in beaten egg, then dredge in cornmeal or crumbs and pan fry. I'm sure there are endless variations though. I dusted the slices with a mixture of rice flour and chickpea flour and fried them in butter. They were so delicious they were all snaffled before I remembered to take a picture!
Green Tomato Pickle (Great with cold cuts, hence the blog title)
Inspired by Gavin's fantastic recipe posted at http://simple-green-frugal-co-op.blogspot.com/2009/04/green-tomato-pickle.html - I reduced the quantities and used just a little cummin instead of curry powder.
125ml white vinegar
500g green tomatoes
Half a tbs salt
Pinch of black pepper
1 tsp cummin
½ tbs mustard powder
Chop the onions and tomatoes, stir in the salt, then leave stand overnight.
The next day drain off the liquid. Add tomatoes/onions to
a large frying pan and add three quarters of the vinegar.
Bring to boil and boil for 10 minutes. Add the sugar,
bring back to the boil whilst stirring. Then boil
for 1 hour to reduce, stirring often.
Mix the remaining vinegar with the dry ingredients.
Add to the pan and stir until well combined. Boil for a further
5 minutes, then pour in to a sterilised jar.
Thanks for the recipe Gavin. For more, see his personal blog - http://greeningofgavin.blogspot.com/ Great stuff.