Tomatillos are an interesting ingredient. They are a classic flavor in Mexican and Southwestern food. Tomatillos look like green tomatoes but they are actually a member of the gooseberry family.

You will typically find tomatillos near the peppers in the grocery store. They grow in papery husks and should still be in the husks at the grocery store. I have heard that you should look for fresh, green husks as the quality of the husk will give you insight into the quality of the tomatillo.

Before you cook the tomatillos you must remove the husk. There will be a sticky residue on the fruit, so you should definitely wash the fruit before you chop them.
I chop tomatillos the same way I would cut up a tomato.

Once you cut into a tomatillo you can definitely see that they are not just green tomatoes!

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