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Monday, September 27, 2010

What to do with Green Tomatoes

It was a sad day for hubby. He had to get rid of all our tomato plants that were doing so well. They got a fungus called Late Blight.

Early blight close-up

 This is what Cornell University said about it.

Late blight is a plant disease that mainly attacks potatoes and tomatoes, although it can sometimes be found on other crops, weeds and ornamentals in the same botanical family (Solanaceae). Other plants that late blight may infect include petunia, nightshades, and tomatillos.  Late blight was a factor in the Irish potato famine in the 1850’s, during which millions of people in Ireland starved or were forced to emigrate. Entire potato crops rotted in the field or in storage because of late blight infection. 

Because it travels by air we had to remove the plants immediately. We don't want Idaho potato farmers to starve right? Look at our green tomato harvest. Our kitchen looked great with so much greenery. The green tomatoes were not edible at this point. Now what can we do with them was the question.

This is what hubby did: Frying tomato slices with cornmeal batter. It was really good with kind of lemony sour flavor.  It proved that anything is edible when you fry it.

Hope you enjoyed our (partially) nice weekend.


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