Saturday, October 22, 2011

Tom's Pickled Green Tomatoes

I'm a bad MoFoer. Here I am, posting at 11:55 p.m. and not even on topic.  Again, I give you the pitiful "oh,  but at least it's a 'green thing' if not a greens dish."

My dad's girfriend's father has been making pickled green tomatoes for years, which I've had the pleasure of enjoying on several occasions.  With Matt's and my first garden producing bounty of green tomatoes, I decided to use his recipe and make a few jars myself.  Even following his directions (mostly), my tomatoes didn't come out exactly the same.  It may very well have been the varieties we grew, which I wasn't the biggest fan of.  You live and learn, as my father-in-law says.

Next year I'd like to further explore the pickling universe as I have tried and loved many pickled things.  Among my favorites are these okra pickles, which is funny because I ordinarily don't like okra.  What is your preferred pickled treat?


  1. Pickled asparagus is delicious! Your pickled green tomatoes look amazing.

  2. I've never seen pictures of pickled green tomatoes - they look kinda scary - would make a good halloween decoration! I love sauerkraut!

  3. It's vegan and it's food! Seems to be on topic! :D

    I'm not really a big fan of pickled anything. Except maybe olives. I do like pickled ginger as a condiment, though!

  4. I've never seen pickled green tomatoes before. What a neat idea. This year my favorite pickled items are carrots and zucchini. But nothing beats pickled cucumbers.