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This recipe is from my Mama.....and is the one that never failed to please.  Its great as a relish on peas...veggies....or meats too!

 

Green Tomato Chow-Chow 

 

1 gallon of cabbage

1/2 gallon of green tomatoes

12 onions

6 green bell peppers

6 red bell peppers

3/4 to 1 cup salt

 

Chop veggies, and mix well.  Put a layer of veggies in an enameled pan or a huge glass jar and sprinkle with salt.  Repeat until all veggies are used and the last layer is covered with salt.  Let stand overnight. Drain Well.

 

In a separate pan put:

1 gallon cider vinegar

4 cups sugar

1/2 cup ground mustard

6 Tbs white mustard seed

3 Tbs celery seed

1 Tbs whole cloves (tied in a cheese cloth bag)

 

Heat to boiling, add the drained veggies and cook slowly until tender (about 1/2 hour)  Pack in hot pint canning jars.  Adjust jar lids and bands.  Process in Waterbath canner (212*) for 10 minutes.

 

Sorry I don't have a picture of it.  Haven't made any in years....but this is a no-fail one for sure!

 

Kat

post #2 of 8

Thanks Kat.......your timing is perfect. I have a bunch of green tom's left and was just wondering what to do with them besides frying.

 

Brad

post #3 of 8
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cool....and I do have one for Green Tomato Pickles too.  Mama was know for those around town when I was a little one.

 

Show pics....I don't have one....so you can add yours here.

 

Kat

post #4 of 8

I just did some pickled zucchini to use up some of them.......pickled green tom's sound great also.

Want to share that recipe??

 

Brad

post #5 of 8
Thanks Kat! Looks like it's going to freeze/snow tonight. So I best harvest all the green guys I can 😡
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Originally Posted by KathrynN View Post
 

This recipe is from my Mama.....and is the one that never failed to please.  Its great as a relish on peas...veggies....or meats too!

 

Green Tomato Chow-Chow 

 

1 gallon of cabbage

1/2 gallon of green tomatoes

12 onions

6 green bell peppers

6 red bell peppers

3/4 to 1 cup salt

 

Chop veggies, and mix well.  Put a layer of veggies in an enameled pan or a huge glass jar and sprinkle with salt.  Repeat until all veggies are used and the last layer is covered with salt.  Let stand overnight. Drain Well.

 

In a separate pan put:

1 gallon cider vinegar

4 cups sugar

1/2 cup ground mustard

6 Tbs white mustard seed

3 Tbs celery seed

1 Tbs whole cloves (tied in a cheese cloth bag)

 

Heat to boiling, add the drained veggies and cook slowly until tender (about 1/2 hour)  Pack in hot pint canning jars.  Adjust jar lids and bands.  Process in Waterbath canner (212*) for 10 minutes.

 

Sorry I don't have a picture of it.  Haven't made any in years....but this is a no-fail one for sure!

 

Kat

 

Thanks Kat, I have loads of green tomatoes. 

 
Don't forget folks living at higher altitudes need to adjust the time for the waterbath canning!!!!
post #7 of 8
Thanks Kat, This one looks good. It looks like the one I was trying to find. I remember making this when I was much younger. I still have a lot of green toms, cabbage is about ready and green peppers are ready to pick. Not sure about the ground mustard part; I did a bunch of dried tomatoes this week, wanted to make tomato powder - me and them grinders just don't get along. Grinders = 2 John= 0

Thanks again, I'll be trying it for sure.

John
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Originally Posted by Old Bones View Post

Thanks Kat, This one looks good. It looks like the one I was trying to find. I remember making this when I was much younger. I still have a lot of green toms, cabbage is about ready and green peppers are ready to pick. Not sure about the ground mustard part; I did a bunch of dried tomatoes this week, wanted to make tomato powder - me and them grinders just don't get along. Grinders = 2 John= 0

Thanks again, I'll be trying it for sure.

John

 

I remember Mama using mustard seeds one year when she couldn't find the ground mustard.  You can "fiddle" with it to suit your tastes.

 

Kat

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