Chow-chow (green tomato relish)

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Serves: 10 quarts


24 large green tomatoes
1 large head of cabbage
10 medium onions
5 medium green peppers
7 medium red peppers
1/2 c salt
4 c vinegar
5 c sugar
3 Tbsp dry mustard
1 Tbsp powdered ginger
1 Tbsp turmeric, ground
4 Tbsp mustard seeds
3 Tbsp celery seed
2 Tbsp pickling spice

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Christine Chamberlain Recipe
Well Seasoned
Durham, NC (pop. 228,330)
Member Since Sep 2011
Christine's notes for this recipe:
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. :~)
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Chop all vegetables; combine in a large kettle. Stir in salt; let stand at room temperature overnight, or at least 8 hours. Drain
Combine vinegar, sugar, dry mustard, ginger and tumeric in a large kettle. Cit 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/
Bring to a boil and then simmer for 30 mins. Add vegetables and return to simmer for additional 30 minutes. Discard spice bag.
Spoon 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.)

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