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Green tomato pickles
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Chris    Posted 10-09-2002 at 09:34:06       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I found a recipe here for tomato relish but my father remembers his mother making something called green tomato pickles. Does anyone have a recipe for this or would it be the same thing as the relish? I have about 3 dozen very large green tomatos and I need to do something with them. Thanks for your help!



Swamphandy    Posted 10-09-2002 at 11:53:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
Green Tomato Pickle Relish

8 cups chopped green tomatoes
2 large onions, chopped
1 sweet red pepper, chopped
1/4 cup coarse pickling salt
1 1/2 cups White Vinegar
1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
1 tablespoon mustard seed
1 1/2 teaspoons celery seed
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Combine vegetables.
Sprinkle with salt and let stand several hours or overnight; drain and rinse with cold water.
Combine remaining ingredients in large saucepan.
Bring to boil.
Add drained vegetables and simmer uncovered about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Pack into hot sterilized jars and seal.
Yield: About 2 pints.


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Green Tomato Pickle

3C Slacked Lime -- *see notes
2 Gal Water
7 Lb Green Tomatoes, Unpeeled -- thinly sliced
5 Lb Sugar -- divided
2 Qt Vinegar
3 Tsp Whole Cloves
2 Tsp Allspice
2 Tsp Celery Seed
2 stick Cinnamon -- halved
1 tsp Powdered Mace
1 tsp Ground Ginger

Mix lime and water; soak tomatoes in lime water for 24 hours. Put tomatoes in fresh cold water for 24 hours. Put tomatoes in fresh cold water for 4 hours changing water every hour. Drain well. Place 3 pounds sugar and vinegar in kettle. Make 4 small cloth bags for spices; divide spices among bags. Bring syrup to boil (with bags in it) and pour over drained tomatoes. Let stand overnight. (A stone crock is the thing to use.) Next morning, boil 1 hour. Take some of the hot syrup, and 1 pounds sugar and bring to boiling point, pour over pickle and let stand 24 hours. The next morning heat the pickle, put in jars and seal. Makes 8 pints

never actually made it, but looks interesting. Let us know how it turns out.

-Swamphandy


Chris    Posted 10-09-2002 at 13:09:21       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Thanks for the recipes. I'll let you know how they turn out!


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