Of course, there's the cool sounding fried green tomatoes, which I don't really care for unless they're not truly green. Even when I do make them, I'm usually the only person that eats them, since they just look funny to everyone else.
In past research, I was surprised to find that the green taco sauce (that my dad has to have) is made from green tomatoes. I found a few recipes online (this one is complicated. There are simpler ones) and tried it out. It turned out too hot for my kids, but the adults liked it.
Since the relish is already being covered, I decided that this year, I wanted to make mock raspberry jam with my green tomatoes. Don't laugh, it really turns out looking and tasting like the real thing. The texture is right and the tomato seeds look like raspberry seeds. I couldn't find my recipe though, so I was thrilled to see the recipe posted at a friends blog, Home Maid Simple. I guess I'd better get busy sorting and washing my tomatoes.
I have also just been informed that you can make a mock apple pie with green tomatoes, but I don't think I'll try that just yet.
What have you done with your green tomatoes?
Green Tomato Relish
Grind and drain:
20 large green tomatoes
2 green peppers
2 red peppers (or green or yellow...)
2 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1 tsp ground cloves
8 cups sugar
4 cups vinegar
Boil 1 hour
Make a paste:
4 Tbs flour
2 Tbs dry mustard
2 Tbs turmeric
Add paste and stir until thick. Can pints in water bath for 10 minutes (4500 ft elev). 16 minutes above 7000 ft.