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    Default green tomato pickles

    I has someone ask for this, so thought it would be nice to share with all of you. Enjoy!
    Grandma Lori

    I use green tomatoes that didn’t have a chance to ripen on the vine in fall after a frost. Here is my recipe. This recipe also works for whole or sliced cucumbers, cauliflower, beets, edible pod peas and green beans.


    Grandma’s Fresh Pack Green Tomato pickles


    Ingredients:
    4 lbs. Sliced green tomatoes (or other vegetables)
    ½ gallon brine
    Garlic cloves
    Dill weed or seeds
    Mustard seeds
    A sliced onion
    1 ½ cup vinegar
    3 tbsp. Salt
    1 tbsp. Sugar (a little more if you like sweeter pickles)
    3 cups water

    Slice thin (or thick whatever you prefer) green or even slightly ripen tomatoes
    Slice and add onion.
    Soak in brine for at least 2 hours or even overnight
    Brine: ½ cup salt in ½ gallon water

    Get jars ready and add to each:
    2 cloves sliced garlic
    1 teaspoon fresh or dried dill and/or dill seeds
    1 teaspoon mustard seed

    Drain tomato and onion mixture, but do not rinse.
    Pack pint mason jars with drained sliced tomatoes/onions

    Mix this vinegar mixture and bring to a boil: keep hot until ready to use
    1 ½ cups vinegar
    3 Tbsp. Salt
    1 Tbsp. Sugar
    3 cups water


    Pour hot vinegar mixture over tomatoes and spices until ¼ inch from top of jar
    Liquid should cover tomatoes

    Boil flat mason jar lids to soften seal for no more than 5 minutes
    Fix flat lids and screw rings on jars filled with tomatoes and hot vinegar mixture

    Process to seal jars in boiling water bath for 20 minutes
    Remove jars from boiling bath and allow to cool. Jars should seal during cooling process.
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    He wouldn't have given us grandmothers. ~Linda Henley

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    Sounds like a great recipe , But why waste a good green tomato that way when you can deep fry it . Love those fried green tomatos
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    Grandma great recipe! I'll give it a try this weekend.

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    Default why bother to make pickles?

    Roger,

    Yes sir, we love those fried green tomatoes too.


    The benefit of making pickles is of course to preserve your garden harvest for some fine eating’s sometime later on in the winter. I don’t have a freezer so preserving the harvest that way is not really an option for me. Also, I don’t get to the “corner store” or town at all for that matter, except a time or two over the winter so what I “put up” of my garden in the fall is what we have to eat for months at a time. Plus, with this year’s chilly summer and fall, we had way more green tomatoes than we could possibly eat up or even let ripen.


    The obvious favorite is on a moose burger. You get your tomato and pickle at the same time. Another way to enjoy fresh pack pickles is to crack open a jar of homemade smoked salmon and top with pickles on your favorite cracker or fresh hot sourdough bread from the oven. Pickled edible pod peas are exceptional on smoked fish and crackers. Add chopped pickles mixed with mayonnaise and a dab of prepared or dry mustard for the best tasting tarter sauce you’ve ever eaten. We even use pickles for sushi.


    The possibilities are endless.


    Enjoy,
    Grandma Lori
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    He wouldn't have given us grandmothers. ~Linda Henley

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