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A localvore's challenge

I have

a beef brisket (NOT a corned beef brisket, just a "brisket") and

a whole lot of green tomatoes.


What do I do with a beef brisket?  This is not a cut I've ever cooked before other than boiling corned beef at St. Patrick's Day.  But it's not corned!

And what do I do with green tomatoes?  I've only let them just rot before.  :-(

In addition, I also have lots of onions, potatoes, sweet potatoes, some carrots, a huge cabbage and there is still swiss chard and brussels sprouts in the garden.

Ideas? 

(Cross-posted to  bitchnkitchn  and my journal.)

Comments

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seidhr
Oct. 24th, 2010 02:56 pm (UTC)
I still vote to smoke the brisket and fry the tomatoes.
seidhr
Oct. 24th, 2010 02:57 pm (UTC)
Oh, I forgot about this. A Southern farmer lady once told me that as a kid, when they had too many green tomatoes picked right before a frost, they would make pie from them. Same seasoning and deal as apple pie. She said the green tomato pie tastes pretty much the same as apple pie (though I would have to assume that's from the cinnamon and such), and prevented tomato waste.
gwendally
Oct. 25th, 2010 03:21 am (UTC)
This was a winner! I happened to have a pillsbury pie crust lying around and made it into a green tomato pie with a crumble topping, using the tomatoes in exactly the same way as I would apples.

It came out delicious. I guess if you add enough brown sugar and butter to something it can't really help it, though. :-)

The tomatoes had a nice tang that resembled the tartness of a good pie apple. The texture was pretty similar, too.

Quite acceptable, although the boys muttered. (I heard Small Boy saying doubtfully, "this is going to need a LOT of whipped cream") But everyone ate it.
seidhr
Oct. 25th, 2010 06:04 pm (UTC)
Oh, I'm glad it worked out! I've never actually made it, but I've had that piece of information stuck in the back of my head for years, for if I ever wound up with a bunch of green tomatoes (and didn't fry them). Glad to know that trick is a good one!

I agree though - I'm not sure anything wouldn't be delicious with enough brown sugar and butter added to it. :)
famecity
Oct. 24th, 2010 03:37 pm (UTC)
Mmm...brisket. If you can't smoke the brisket or BBQ it, I'd recommend doing it in the oven, Texas style. This recipe is similar to one my uncle does and it's delicious!
gwendally
Oct. 25th, 2010 03:23 am (UTC)
I think this is what I'm going to do. (This was planned for Monday's dinner, not Sunday.)

Thanks!
famecity
Oct. 25th, 2010 11:55 pm (UTC)
Yay! I hope it turns out well...keep us posted!
weekendpbs
Oct. 24th, 2010 04:49 pm (UTC)
fried green tomatoes!

make brisket in oven ala famecity's advice.
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kittygobang
Oct. 24th, 2010 05:48 pm (UTC)
omg, you have swiss chard in the garden!? i'm so jealous, i'm drooling.

Edited at 2010-10-24 05:48 pm (UTC)
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suegypt
Oct. 24th, 2010 07:51 pm (UTC)
Pickle your green tomatoes!
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