Mimi's Chow Chow - Dee Dee's
Diane Hopson Smith
My former mother in law gave me a recipe for chow chow in the early 70's. I've added a few ingredients and this is what I canned this week with my leftover summer veggies.
Great on hotdogs or vegetables. I will be serving on white beans this week.
Also good on top of crackers spread with cream cheese.
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- 4 c
- 1 large
- cabbage (i used green)
- 8 to 10 large
- green tomatoes, tops cut off (more tomatoes if smaller)
- green bell peppers
- red bell peppers (i didn't have 14 red, so i used more green)
- 2 to 4
- jalapeno peppers, seeded (optional)
- carrots, grated (optional for color)
- 2 large
- celery stalks, chopped
- 1/2 c
- salt without iodine (i used pickling salt)
- 6 c
- 4 c
- white vinegar 5% acidity
- 1 Tbsp
- celery seed
- 1 Tbsp
- mustard seed
- 1 1/2 Tbsp
- turmeric, ground
1Grind onions, cabbage, peppers, green tomatoes, carrots, celery and jalapeno in a food grinder or blender.
2Place chopped vegetables in a large pot with salt and let set 4 hours.
3Drain well! Press as much liquid out of vegetables as you can.
4In a large kettle, bring sugar, vinegar, celery seed, mustard seed and turmeric to a boil; add vegetable to this mixture and bring back to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat.
5With slotted spoon, pack sterilzed jars; cover with pickling liquid leaving 1/4-inch headspace. With a clean wet cloth, wipe jar rims. Place flat lids on jars and close with screw band rings, tightly.
6Process in a boiling water bath for 10 minutes.
7Remove jars to a rack to cool completely. As they cool the lid will make a popping sound indicating the lid has sealed. The center of the lids should be indented. IF any lid does not seal, store in fridge and use.