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Mar 8, 2010 10:57 AM

"Fried Green Tomatoes" in winter

I miss fried green tomatoes so much in the winter. The other day it dawned on me, I could cut tomatillos into slices, bread them and fry them as I did my tomatoes. I am a botanist and although I've heard people say that tomatillos aren't tomatoes, they are not gooseberries or anything but another member of the Solanaceae family as are tomatoes. They are a different species but are delicious as "fried green tomatoes". Take a good look at the seeds.

I love fried green tomatoes because they are tart and the tomatillos really fill that bill. I'm saved, as I can get tomatillos all year round.

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  1. great idea! I love the tangy taste of green tomatoes & tomatillos, so out I go thanks!

    2 Replies
    1. re: Rory

      For Triangle folks, the Saxapahaw General Store's facebook page said today that they would be getting local green tomatoes and frying them starting Thursday.

      1. re: Rory

        I tried this again today and the newer batch were really tart. I just ate them with a bite of steak each time. That was a treat. They do seem to vary in tartness. We grew them one year and they are very prolific and reseed like weeds. I use them in salsa verde and posole so I'm good with them anyway.