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Green tomato question, need some clarification ...

I would like to make a recipe that specifically calls for green tomatoes. If I understand correctly, green tomatoes can be tomatoes that are not ripened, or there are some very specific kinds that are green in color. However, if I'm just shopping at my local grocery store, I can't imagine they'd put out on display unripened tomatoes. Nor are they big enough to carry all the special varieties that would include green tomatoes. I think. Do I have to go out to a specialty store for these or am I overlooking something obvious in my regular, run of the mill grocery store chain?

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Asked by amybaby_19 at 1:15 PM on Feb. 15, 2011 in Food & Drink

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  • A farmers market would be your best bet. Especially one out in the country. They understand the importance of a good fried green tomato.

    Answer by kymuddgirl at 1:18 PM on Feb. 15, 2011

  • Most grocery stores (I know that 3 of our local ones) carry green tomatoes. NOT to be confused with Tomatillos

    Answer by ObbyDobbie at 1:27 PM on Feb. 15, 2011

  • Most grocery stores in my area do not carry green tomatoes, of either type. You might find them at a farmer's market. Unripened green tomatoes are usually frie, bur not always, but would never be served raw. The heirloom variety would most often be used fresh, though not always. They are not interchangeable. Send me a message with your recipe and I'll be able to give you more info.

    Answer by SweetLuci at 10:07 PM on Feb. 16, 2011

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