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    Elizabeth's Green Tomato Chow-Chow

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    27 hrs

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    3 hrs

    MarieRynr's Note:

    This is my ex-mother in law's recipe. I got her to e-mail it to me yesterday. It is the best chow recipe I have ever eaten. I've made many many jars of this in my lifetime. You will not be dissappointed if you try this one! I am posting this so I never lose it again! I am guestimating at the amount it makes.

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    1. 1
      Soak the tomatoes and onions in the first amount of water and the salt over night.
    2. 2
      Drain well in the morning.
    3. 3
      Put the spice in a cloth bag, tie shut and crush with a rolling pin.
    4. 4
      Put the vegetables in a pot with the vinegar and second amount of water, putting in the bag of spice.
    5. 5
      Bring to a boil, then simmer for half an hour.
    6. 6
      Add the sugars and simmer another half an hour.
    7. 7
      Stir together the cornstarch, dry mustard and tumeric.
    8. 8
      Add a little of the simmering liquid to make a paste, then stir it into the tomato mixture.
    9. 9
      Add the chopped pepper.
    10. 10
      Simmer for 1 to 2 hours til thick.
    11. 11
      Spoon into prepared jars and seal according to manufacturers directions.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 06, 2004


      I,ve been making this for about 40 years.Mom had this recipe too.It must be a down east thing. Very, very good. I have about a dozen on my shelf now.

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    • on November 09, 2004


      This was easy to make and very tasty. My husband was looking for a recipe for green tomatoe chow from his childhood and claims this was it. It is a great way to use up your green tomatoes at the end of the growing season. I certainly recommend trying it.

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    • on October 27, 2009


      Super good. Mine was a little thin, so the next time I won't add the second 2 cups of water, maybe just 1. It may be I didn't drain them well enough or our altitude. A great way to use those tomatoes we rescued from our first frost! Thanks so much!

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    Nutritional Facts for Elizabeth's Green Tomato Chow-Chow

    Serving Size: 1 (11938 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 1877.6
    Calories from Fat 19
    Total Fat 2.1 g
    Saturated Fat 0.3 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 19052.4 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 466.7 g
    Dietary Fiber 14.5 g
    Sugars 419.0 g
    Protein 12.8 g

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