Calling HTTP request with SSL client certificate

Ohai Chefs,

I need to call an HTTPS REST API from my recipe, which needs authorization
by client certificate (equivalent of curl --cert mycert.pem). I do not see
a way to do that with a standard http_request resource. I am guessing I am
not the first one needing this, but I was unable to find any ready solution.

Will I have to write my own provider? I am not much of a Ruby expert.

Thanks for any tips,