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Sep 15, 2013 03:02 PM

? Is there anything you can do with ONE tomatillo?

I'm making chile verde and when I got the sauce puréed and the pot simmering and went to put everything away I discovered one tomatillo left in the bottom of the bag.

I don't want to heat the oven to roast just one. Is it useful for anything? Are they ever eaten raw?

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  1. Make a wee bit of salsa verde and use as a garnish?

    1. Chop it up and stir it into some guacamole?

      1. Just throw it in the pot of Chili Verde. One unroasted Tomatillo will not be noticeable and it will cook in just a few minutes.
        And Yes they are and can be eaten raw.

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        1. re: chefj

          That's exactly what I did. Thanks!

        2. Chop it up and tuck into a quesadilla.

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          1. re: 4Snisl

            Thanks! Also a good suggestion but I've already chopped it up and added it to the chile verde as chefj suggested.

            Bet it would have been good in a quesadilla tho. ; >

          2. I know you've already taken care of it but in case there are orphaned tomatillo's in your future just blanch it briefly. Then chop, Add it to a blender with chicken stock, chopped onion and some garlic. Blend. Use this in place of water to cook rice!

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