Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Chow-Chow

 
 
 
 
At the end of the garden season, we often have green tomatoes still in the garden.
Some of them will ripen on the kitchen counter, but my favorite thing to do with them is make what we call Chow-Chow.  A special Autumn relish, which nicely pairs with meat or even on a sandwich.
It is a recipe I have used for a very long time and thought you might also enjoy it.

Chow-Chow

20 medium green tomatoes
8 large apples (unpeeled) I like to use Granny Smith here.
8 medium sized onions
3 green peppers
2 red peppers
1 tablespoon each of salt, celery seed, mustard seed, turmeric, cinnamon
5 cups sugar
3 cups apple cider vinegar

Grind all the vegetables and drain well.
Put into a large kettle, add seasonings, sugar, and vinegar.
Bring to a boil and cook 30 minutes.
Put into jars and seal.
Note: I seal without a water bath, but keep everything very hot.
You may feel safer to use a water bath, whatever makes you most comfortable here.

ENJOY!