Making green tomato chutney today !

United Kingdom
November 21, 2015 8:42am CST
We still have loads of tomatoes on the plants in the greenhouse but it is time for the plants to come down. As the tomatoes are still green a friend has given me a recipe for green tomato chutney. The recipe seems very easy to follow . I hope it will be delicious. It is the first time I will be making it so wish me luck !
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@boiboing (12261)
• Northampton, England
21 Nov 15
I've never made chutney (or jam) but my mother's a bit of an expert. She once pickled grapes.
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• United Kingdom
21 Nov 15
I would never have thought of pickling grapes ....what did she eat with them once they were pickled ?
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@boiboing (12261)
• Northampton, England
21 Nov 15
@Traceyjayne she did them for the local flower and produce show. I think it was a case of trying to think of something 'different' to pickle. I'd have liked them more if she hadn't used cloves in the vinegar but they had a surprisingly interesting 'kick' to them. They were good served with cheese - a bit like pickled onions but less tough.
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• United Kingdom
21 Nov 15
@boiboing mmm interesting idea .....not sure to my taste though .... agree with you about the cloves too.
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@owlwings (38400)
• Cambridge, England
21 Nov 15
Green tomato chutney is very good and worth making. Goes well with cheese or cold meats at Christmas. If you choose unblemished tomatoes and put them in a warm place with an apple or a banana, the ethylene from the ripe fruit will encourage the tomatoes to redden up. Green tomatoes may look less appetising than red ones but they can actually be safely eaten just the same as red ones. One favourite way is sliced and fried.
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• United Kingdom
21 Nov 15
thanks for that info .... I would not have ever eaten them while still green as I would have thought that they would have made me ill .... now I shall keep some to fry too x
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@gemmsky (170)
• United Kingdom
22 Nov 15
I made some last year and it turned out really well, so good luck! I picked a load from my plants ready to do the same this year...but they all turned red in the box lol, ah well ;)
• United Kingdom
22 Nov 15
my recipe says ground green cardomon .... do you use that and if so where do you buy it ... I looked in my local store and they hadn't got any ?
@gemmsky (170)
• United Kingdom
22 Nov 15
@Traceyjayne Oooh didn't use that, I guess you could get cardamom pods and crush them? Not sure.
9 Dec 15
i have made chutney out of half-riped Papaya but i have not tried green tomatoes yet :) @Traceyjayne
• United Kingdom
9 Dec 15
It is really delicious ... try it when you can.
@allknowing (58044)
• India
21 Nov 15
I have been reading about green tomato chutney but have never tried. I have just got seedlings of tomatoes coming up. Hopefully they will grow into healthy plants and may be some tomatoes. I will try making chutney this time.
• United Kingdom
21 Nov 15
I will make it and post about it this week. I will let you know how it turns out. Good luck with your tomatoes.
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@snowy22315 (37929)
• United States
29 Jan 16
I think green tomato chutney would be delicous.
@Robert57 (71)
• Adrian, Missouri
22 Nov 15
Can't have those end of season green tomatoes going to waste. I really miss them when They're gone. I just cook them fresh with fried potatoes, bell peppers and onions for some interesting tastes. The rest of my family cooks them rolled in flour but that isn't my taste. Earlier in the season they go chopped into salsa in small amounts. Someone mentioned green tomato Catsup. It is good.not for dipping on french fries but as an additive on a good sandwich.
@softbabe44 (5925)
• Vancouver, Washington
22 Nov 15
I really sound good yummy.
@valmnz (13143)
• New Zealand
22 Nov 15
I do hope it worked out well for you?
@lokisdad (4284)
• United States
21 Nov 15
I have heard of chutney but never actually had any of it but let us all know if you make it what you think of it so that maybe the rest of us can give it a try.
@esfes025 (437)
• Elkhart, Indiana
21 Nov 15
That sounds yummy and I want some!
@marlina (66467)
• Canada
21 Nov 15
My Mom used to make something with green tomatoes, she called it "green tomatoes catsup".