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  • n. Plural form of tomatillo.


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  • Processing tomatillos is tedious and sticky, but the results are very satisfying.

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  • For a sauce to dip them into, I decided on a piquant salsa verde with fresh tomatillos from a local Mexican grocery.

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  • I think tomatillos is the name given them by gringos.


  • I think the tomatillos are a great idea and I bet my husband and I are really going to like this recipe!

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  • When picked before ripening for their tartness and green color they are now more commonly known as tomatillos, green tomatoes or tomate verde.

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  • It's actually pretty rare for my grocery store to have tomatillos, which is why I appreciate the canned version I have been able to find at Whole Foods.

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  • My apologies for getting overly technical on the "tomatillos" issue!!

    Jim, Sorry for getting overly technical!!

  • At this point, "tomatillos" may be used fresh or placed in a pot to simmer and used for sauces.


  • But that is as close as "tomatillos" get to being tomatoes!!


  • Mistakenly, "tomatillos" are often called "Green Tomatoes" or "tomates verdes" because they resemble, with the husk taken off, a normal green tomato.



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  • These are tasty as heck!

    June 5, 2008