February 22, 2009

Yes, I’m aware that pride is a sin…

…but I’m so pleased at how my tomatoes are turning out.
It may not look like much but it’s definitely the most I’ve ever produced in a garden.

I am currently accepting recipe suggestions, especially for the following - fried green tomatoes, salsa, and tomato sauce.


Heidi said...

I don't have a special recipe, but I remember that liked frying green tomatoes in an egg and corn flour batter rather than wheat flour.

You didn't ask or this, but it's one of my favorites -- when I have some, I tend to eat it with everything. But then I wondered how many of these ingredients you'd find in Mthatha?

Green Tomato Chutney (1.5 cups)

2 lbs green tomatoes (the greener, the better)
2 tbs. minced fresh ginger
1 tsp. mustard seeds
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp coriander
3/4 tsp salt
1/4 cider vinegar
1/4 cup (packed) brn sugar
1.4 cup white sugar
cayenne, to taste
2 tbs. minced garlic

Dice tomatoes and put in a medium saucepan with all the ingredients except the garlic.

Bring to a boil, the lower the heat and summer uncovered for 45 min, or until all is mingled and very soft. Add the garlic during the last 5-10 minutes of cooking. Cool, then transfer to a sterile jar with a lid and chill.

- The Moosewood Cookbook