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Green Tomato Pickles

Use this great recipe for pickling fresh Carolina green tomatoes.


7 pounds small green tomatoes, sliced thin

1 cup salt

5 lbs sugar

3 pints white vinegar

1 pint water

1 tsp fresh minced garlic

1 tsp whole cloves

2 tsp mixed pickling spices

1 tsp celery salt



Large pot

Large container



Mix the sugar, salt, vinegar and water together.

Put mixture into large pot on medium high heat.

Add garlic, cloves, and pickling spices.

Heat to just before the boiling point but DO NOT BOIL. Stir frequently.

Remove from heat and let cool.

Slice green tomatoes thinly.

Mix the tomatoes into the cooled liquid mixture.

Place in refrigerator and let sit for at least 2 hours.

Pack tomatoes and liquid into sterilized quart, half-pint or pint jars, then seal jars.



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