Our Recipe Corner (December 2012)

OUR RECIPE CORNER
December 2012

Homemade Chow Chow Relish
from the Kitchen of Sharon Cadwallader

Ingredients:

4 cups onions, ground

4 cups cabbage, ground

4 cups green peppers, ground

4 cups green tomatoes, ground

2 cups red peppers, ground

1/2 cup salt

Hot pepper may be added if you like spicy.

8 pint jars, sterilized

for the Syrup:

5 1/2 cups sugar

4 cups cider vinegar

2 tablespoons mustard seeds

1 1/2 teaspoons turmeric

Directions:

Wash all vegetable before using.

Put the onions, cabbage, green peppers, green tomatoes and red pepper through a food grinder.

In a large pot mix ground vegetables; cover with water, add salt.

Let stand in refrigerator 4 to 12 hours.

Drain vegetables thoroughly.

Add to drain vegetable the syrup ingredients; sugar, cider vinegar, celery seeds, mustard seeds and turmeric.

Cook for 45 minutes to 1 hour.

Ladle hot relish into sterilized jars; leave 1/4” head space.

Process for 10 minutes in boiling water bath.

Wait three week before using.

NOTES:

Use fresh vegetables.

Sterilized the jars, lids and rings in dishwasher if you have one.

If any of the jars do not seal after cooling; put in refrigerator to use right away.

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