Fried Green Tomatoes Etc.
I already had to scrape a hard frost off my windshield this week. The night before that I had given in and picked all of the green tomatoes. I could have covered them as we have had a couple of nice warm days since. But some creature or other was taking a big chunk out of each tomato just as it got ripe enough for me to pick. So, I decided to give up and pick them green.
Now I have two 5 gallon buckets full of green tomatoes nicely spread out on newspaper in the cold room. They will ripen and be used and are almost as good as garden ripened tomatoes.
I also had quite a pile of green tomatoes that were blemished or had a small hole. I wanted to use them up right away. We don't really like the green pickle relish my mom always made to use them up so I am busy looking for other ideas.
I am having fried green tomatoes every day. I have discovered I like them with Panko crumbs more than with cornmeal. My favourite is still the way I had them growing up; no breading, just fried in the pan with the bacon and eggs.
I searched the net for recipes and found bacon and green tomato soup. That sounded good so I made it. We ate it and didn't waste but we are not keeping that recipe.
What to do with all of these green tomatoes.