Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Nova Scotia Chow Chow- Using up those Green Tomatoes!

If you're like me, you have lots of green tomatoes reddening (and rotting) on your basement floor. I post here a delicious green tomato recipe from my dear neighbour Trish. She shares a wee bit of the heart of Nova Scotia with us...

Chow, chow!  I just like saying the word, even typing it is fun. chow, chow.  chow, chow. meow meow.
This is a Nova Scotia Chow Chow recipe.
To be used on hunks of dry meat or to sweeten up a dull meal.
Delicious any time of year.
Best to can. 
1. Slice:
 - 16 cups finely sliced green tomatoes
 - 8 cups sliced onions

2. Sprinkle well with salt (preferably sea salt) and let sit overnight.  Mmm..salty juices.

3. Drain.

4. Put drained tomatoes and onions in a large pot, add:
  - 3 cups of vinegar, 
  - 4 to 5 cups of sugar (depending on how sweet you want your chow chow)
  - 1/2 cup of pickling spices (in a cheesecloth bag)
5. Cook, stirring often until soft and thick.
Makes six whopping pints.

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