Chow Chow Circa 1946 (sallye) Recipe

No Photo

Have you made this?

 Share your own photo!

CHOW CHOW CIRCA 1946 (SALLYE)

sallye bates

By
@grandedame

I couldn’t resist this recipe from a 1940 ‘s or 1950 ‘s cookbook. I have copied it from the cookbook exactly and then added what I believe to be correct amounts of ingredients and instructions in parentheses.
I can almost imagine this was written by my mother, who cooked by the seat of her pants, only measuring in handfuls, pinches and dashes, and then “cooking until it was done”, as did most of her generation.

NOTE: EVERYTHING IN PARENTHESES IS MY INTERPRETATION OF MAKING THIS RELISH


Featured Pinch Tips Video

Comments:

Prep:

30 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

see below for ingredients & instructions

Directions Step-By-Step

1
INGREDIENTS:

One peck green tomatoes (10-12 large)
Half peck (white) onions (4-6 large)
One head green cabbage
Ten cents worth bell peppers (3-4 peppers)
Five cents worth mustard seed (1 tablespoon)
Five cents worth celery seed (1 tablespoon)
Add cloves, (pickling) spice, pepper to taste (1 tablespoon each)
Add sugar (1 to 1-1/2 cup)
Vinegar to taste (just enough to cover mixture)
2
HOW TO PREPARE:

(Process the tomatoes, onions, green cabbage and bell peppers in food processor until just chunky, combine all ingredients in large sauce pan, then boil per instructions below)

Boil half hour, put in (sterile Mason) quart jars and seal.

(Option: Add 2-3 diced up jalapenos for extra “zip”)

(Let stand in cool place for several days before using)

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy