Thursday, September 23, 2010

Got Green Tomatoes????

End of the summer!  Do you still have green tomatoes??  Well, here are a couple of recipes to help you use them up.  The first is a Green Tomato Vegetable Stir Fry (my best friend gave me this recipe many years ago).  Makes 6 to 8 servings.
1/4 c olive oil or veg oil
3 1/2 c green pepper strips
3 1/2 c red pepper strips
2 1/2 c sliced mushrooms
1 c sliced celery
1/2 c chopped onion
 1/2 clove garlic, crushed (I use a little more garlic)
1/2 tsp sugar
1/4 tsp dried oregano leaves
3/4 tsp salt
few twists freshly ground black pepper
1 tsp wine vinegar
2 green tomatoes cut in to wedges

In a large skillet, heat oil; add vegetables, garlic, sugar, oregano, salt and pepper.

Stir-fry over medium-high heat until peppers are crisp and tender.  Add vinegar and green tomatoes and cook until heated through.  Enjoy!

Well, that didn't use up too many of those left over green tomatoes!  How about this?????  Green Tomato Relish!

Grind together the following:

1 peck Green tomatoes (approx 15 lbs)
4 red peppers
6 large onions

Put in a large kettle and add 1/2 c salt and cover well with water and let stand overnight.  In the am, drain well in colander.  Put back in kettle; add 2 lbs sugar, 1 tsp dry mustard, 1 tsp black pepper, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1 tsp cloves, 1 tsp allspice.  Stir in 2 quarts of vinegar.  Cook until tender.  Put into jars and seal.

p.s.  an added touch - 1/2 c prepared horseradish.  Yummy!!  Enjoy.


  1. oooh I just might have to try that. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Those are great ideas! Unfortunately, maybe I'll use them next year, for this year after I got several quarts of tomatoes canned, my tomatoes got the dreaded blight! :-(