Chow-chow (green tomato relish)
By Christine Mel ViaDolarosa
Chow chow is a wonderful relish to put in potato salad, on sandwiches or hamburgers. My family in Iowa insists I ship them chow-chow every fall, and I'm in NC. :~)
head of cabbage
1Chop all vegetables; combine in a large kettle. Stir in salt; let stand at room temperature overnight, or at least 8 hours. Drain
2Combine vinegar, sugar, dry mustard, ginger and tumeric in a large kettle. Cut a 6 inch square of cheesecloth and place mustard seed, celery seed and pickling spices in the center. Gather the edges together, tie with string and add to the kettle/
3Bring to a boil and then simmer for 30 mins. Add vegetables and return to simmer for additional 30 minutes. Discard spice bag.
4Spoon hot chow-chow into hot sterilized jars and seal. Process for 15 minutes in a boiling-water canner. (20 mins. for altitudes of 1000-6000 feet. 25 mins for altitudes above 6000 feet.)