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wv chow chow

a recipe by
Dave T.
Cades Cove, TN

Very good equal balance of flavors, not a lingering heat. This is kind of like an end of the garden mixed pickle relish. Add whatever's left, except cucumbers, I've never had luck adding those. You can add or subtract what you will as long as cabbage predominant. It's good as a side relish for many things, hot dogs, fried potatoes, you can eat 'em eggs, eat 'em with gravy, eat 'em with beans, pinto or navy. I've seen this called chow chow, mixed pickles, Piccalilli, chutney. The name chow chow comes from the French word Chou, for cabbage. Call it whatever you will, just make some and enjoy!!!

serves 10-12 half pints
cook time 5 Min
method Food Processor

Ingredients For wv chow chow

  • 2 c
    corse ground green tomatoes
  • 2 c
    corse ground onions
  • 4 c
    corse ground cabbage
  • 2 c
    corse ground napa cabbage
  • 7
    corse ground sweet banana peppers
  • 1/2 L jar
    corse ground hot banana peppers rings
  • 1/4 c
  • 1 1/2 c
    white sugar (adjust if needed)
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
    mustard seed
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    celery seed
  • 1 tsp
    dry mustard
  • 1/4 tsp
    curry powder
  • 2 c
    apple cider vinegar
  • 1 c

How To Make wv chow chow

  • Ground veggies with 1/4 cup of salt mixed in, let this drain over night to get out as much liquid as you can
    Corse grind all veggies seperate and put into strainer, sprinkle with 1/4 cup salt, let sit over night to drain, next day rinse and spin dry
  • 2
    Put drained veggies in non reactive pot, pour liquid, sugar and spices on veggies
  • 3
    Bring to a boil over med heat, reduce heat and let simmer 3min, remove from heat and put into hot sterilized jars, process for 15min in boiling water
  • 4
    Should make 10-11 half pint jars