I've seen them in the store many times and thought they were some kind of crazy pepper or something, but it turns out a tomatillo is part of the tomato family.
To prepare them, you first remove the husks and wash them off well
They are a firm fruit and easy to cut into
You can eat them raw, but I learned from my produce book that they are best when cooked. So I diced up a couple tomatillo's and tossed them into a pan with a little olive oil and salt and pepper.
Then, I decided to add some eggs and make a good snack out of it.
It was a great combo. I think this summer, I will try some of the recipes for tomatillo salsa that I cam across while trying to understand this fruit.
2 years ago