8 de­li­cious ways to use up green toma­toes

In­spi­ra­tional ideas for us­ing up a waste crop

NZ Lifestyle Block - - Contents - WORDS & IM­AGES JENNY GARING

Ilook forward to this time of year, es­pe­cially when there are a lot of green toma­toes on my vine that prob­a­bly won’t ripen. It is the per­fect ex­cuse to make fried green toma­toes. We do love fried green toma­toes at our place, and could eat that South­ern US crispy, tangy, spicy good­ness ev­ery day.

Green toma­toes are ac­tu­ally used in lots of dif­fer­ent dishes around the world. The Turk­ish, Burmese, USA, Ital­ians, In­di­ans and Ki­wis have recipes (even for a cake) which all make the most of its green good­ness.

You’d never want to use them as a re­place­ment for de­li­cious ripe red toma­toes, but they do de­serve a place in their own dishes that set off their unique tart flavour. If you don’t have your own green toma­toes you can some­times find them at green­gro­cers or farm­ers’ mar­kets. You just need to sort through the red ones and, for most of the following recipes, make sure you pick ones that are green and firm.

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