Tomatoes – Green (less than 2″ in diameter) (1 lbs)

$1.50

Green tomatoes are unripe tomatoes with a tangy flavor enjoyed fried pickled, and in relish and sauce.  Because they’re firmer and more dense than ripe tomatoes, green tomatoes can be cooked in ways that ripe tomatoes can’t. Slicing, coating them in a corn meal breading and pan-frying, which is one of the most common methods of cooking green tomatoes, wouldn’t work with a ripe tomato—its soft texture and all that juice would just make it a soggy, clumpy mess.

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Green tomatoes are unripe tomatoes with a tangy flavor enjoyed fried pickled, and in relish and sauce.  Because they’re firmer and more dense than ripe tomatoes, green tomatoes can be cooked in ways that ripe tomatoes can’t. Slicing, coating them in a corn meal breading and pan-frying, which is one of the most common methods of cooking green tomatoes, wouldn’t work with a ripe tomato—its soft texture and all that juice would just make it a soggy, clumpy mess.

In addition to frying, though, green tomatoes are wonderful in baked dishes, like casseroles, where their firmness allows them to hold up without turning mushy; as well as soups, chutneys, salsas, relishes and pickles. They can even go in a pie—after all, the firm texture and tart flavor of the green tomatoes is not totally dissimilar to a green apple.