Chow-Chow from J. Gayle

For Di's pasties, this is the recipe that this book has. I have no clue if it's like what you want, but it *does* have mustard in it :-)

Chow-Chow from J. Gayle
"Old-fashioned special that today's children like on hot dogs".

1 medium head cabbage, cored
6 medium onions, peeled
6 green peppers, seeded and stemmed
6 sweet red peppers, seeded and stemmed
4 cups green tomatoes, cored (2 lbs)
1/4 cup canning/pickling salt
2 tbsp prepared mustard
6 cups 5% acid-strength cider vinegar
2-1/2 cups sugar
1-1/2 tsp ground turmeric
1 tsp ground ginger
2 tbsp mustard seeds
1 tbsp mixed pickling spices

Put vegetables through food chopper. Place in 1-gallon crock. Add salt and mix well. Cover; let stand 12-18 hours at room temperature. Drain.

In 6-qt. kettle blend prepared mustard and vinegar with wire whisk; add sugar, turmeric, ginger and mustard seeds. Tie pickling spices in cheesecloth bag and add to kettle. Bring to boil; simmer, uncovered, for 20 mintues. Add vegetables; simmer, uncovered, 10 minutes. Remove spice bag.

Ladle into 8 hot pint jars, filling to within 1/4" of jar top. Wipe jar rims; adjust lids.

Process in boiling water bath 15 minutes. Start to count processing time when water in canner returns to boiling. Remove jars and complete seals unless closures are self-sealing type.

J. Gayle


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