Chow-chow (green tomato relish)

1
Christine Mel

By
@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. :~)

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
10 quarts
Method:
Canning/Preserving

Ingredients

  • 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
  • SPICE BAG

  • 4 Tbsp
    mustard seeds
  • 3 Tbsp
    celery seed
  • 2 Tbsp
    pickling spice

How to Make Chow-chow (green tomato relish)

Step-by-Step

  1. Chop all vegetables; combine in a large kettle. Stir in salt; let stand at room temperature overnight, or at least 8 hours. Drain
  2. Combine 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/
  3. Bring to a boil and then simmer for 30 mins. Add vegetables and return to simmer for additional 30 minutes. Discard spice bag.
  4. 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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About Chow-chow (green tomato relish)

Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tag: Healthy




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