Sour Tomatoes

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READY IN: 672hrs
SERVES: 10-12
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 10 -12
    about 3 lbs. green tomatoes (stems removed, Tomatoes should be firm)
  • 34
  • 14
    cup vinegar
  • 12
    cup pickling spices (remove cloves, use Spice Bouquet Pickling Spices if available)
  • 6 -8
    garlic cloves (skin removed and crushed)
  • 2
    teaspoons dill seeds
  • 12
    teaspoon chili pepper flakes
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DIRECTIONS

  • Cut away the brown area and leave a small hole in the tomatoes, which will allow the brine to penetrate into the tomatoes.
  • Place the tomatoes in a 3 ½ quart glass jar.
  • Put all of the spices into a large bowl and add some water to the mix. Then pour this mixture into the jar and top off with water.
  • Place a small item (piece of plastic, wood, etc.) on top to keep the tomatoes down and under the water/brine.
  • Close jar and turn upside down to mix all the ingredients.
  • Open jar and place a piece of plastic wrap on the top. Use a rubber band to keep it in place. Using a kitchen knife, punch many holes in the plastic wrap in order to let some of the brine gases out.
  • Place in a cool location for 3-4 weeks. From time to time you can remove any scum on the top and add a little salted water to top off, and shake the mixture. Then place in the refrigerator.
  • The tomatoes are done when they change color from light green to a dull olive green.
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