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Where do you go to find a recipe when Food 52 does not have one for pickled green tomatoes?

I have lots of green plum tomatoes to harvest and use. Pickled is a option to use them all (and not have to eat them now). Any suggestions?

asked by selena about 2 years ago

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creamtea
creamtea

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added about 2 years ago

I have a copy of the community cookbook, "Charleston Receipts." It has three recipes for green tomato pickle each making 8 pints. The last calls for a calcium chloride solution. Here is the first recipe from Mrs. Edmund Rhett Heyward:

1 peck green tomatoes
2 quarts onions
2 quarts vinegar
1/2 tablespoon cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon dry mustard
1 teaspoon turmeric
2 pounds brown sugar
1/2 pound white mustard seed
1/2 ounce ground mace
1 tablespoon celery seed
1 tablespoon ground cloves
1/2 cup olive oil
Slice tomatoes and onions very thin. Place on large platters and sprinkle with salt. Let stand overnight. Drain through colander. Add one quart vinegar to vegetables and boil slowly until tender and clear. Drain. Mix sugar, mustard seed, celery seed and cloves with [second quart of] vinegar and boil 5 minutes. Mix drained vegetables with cayenne pepper, mustard and turmeric and add to vinegar mixture. Mix well, add olive oil and seal in jars. Yield: 8 quarts.
The other recipes include one for Sweet Green Tomato Pickle with cabbage and onions, and similar spicing but adds ginger. It includes one cup salt which, I don't see int the first. The last calls for a calcium chloride solution. There is also a recipe for chow-chow, containing cabbage, green tomatoes and bell peppers. You could private message me through my profile page if the other recipes interest you! Charleston Receipts is considered a good cookbook. I'm sure Joy of Cooking must have some recipes too, just not finding my copy at the moment and must get ready for Father's Day brunch!

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selena
added about 2 years ago

thanks!

Pegeen
Pegeen

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added about 2 years ago

Easy! Click on the search glass icon, then type "pickle" or "pickling" in the search box.
Here's one:
https://food52.com/blog...

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cv
cv
added about 2 years ago

Here's one from the NY Times:

http://cooking.nytimes...

I consider them to be a fairly reputable source of food recipes.

I found this recipe using a search engine, one that starts with a G.

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Smaug
added about 2 years ago

I'm curious, this time of year, why not let them get ripe? There are a lot of recipe sites out there, generally not very dependable; epicurious.com usually isn't too bad.

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selena
added about 2 years ago

In Texas, the weather controls the crop. This year too much spring rain then boom 100 deg F. The plants are saying good-by fast and are covered in green tomatoes.

Smaug
added about 2 years ago

Well that's a pain. It's commonplace where I live to have nice spring weather interrupted by triple digit heat waves. I've never actually lost tomato plants to it, but they certainly resent it- fusarium and spider mites in particular can suddenly become major problems. It's death on the roses, too.

cv
cv
added about 2 years ago

Smaug,

Most non-Californians think we're crazy when we tell them that the grass here is brown in the summer, green in the winter.

;-)

anka
added about 2 years ago

Here's a recipe you can try;
https://food52.com/recipes...

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Pegeen
Pegeen

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added about 2 years ago

Another fun link, featuring Food52's own Mrs. Wheelbarrow:
http://www.splendidtable...

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paseo
added about 2 years ago

Try roasting them at a high temp, then freezing. Did this in desperation one year when an early frost was forecast and now always do some.

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caninechef
added about 2 years ago

I'm curious, how did you use up the frozen results?

arcane54
added about 2 years ago

I've had great success using www.foodblogsearch.com to find many recipes including Food52 recipes. Best of luck!

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Diana B
Diana B

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added about 2 years ago

I agree you can't go wrong with Mrs. Wheelbarrow, but I also think Punk Domestics is a good resource: http://www.punkdomestics...

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Pegeen
Pegeen

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added about 2 years ago

Perfect: http://www.puttingupwitherin...

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