Life on an Amish farm is simply not complete without chow chow. This is a main staple throughout the year. I must confess that I have never made it so this will be a challenge for me this weekend. However, I love, love, love this. Whenever I visit Lancaster, I stock up on chow chow. My family gets sick of it, unfortunately…they don’t share the love (sniff sniff). Anyway, I do encourage you to try this.
- 1 pint of the following: green beans, yellow beans, cucumbers, lima beans, carrots, corn
- 1 head of cabbage
- 4 stalks celery
- 1/2 dozen green tomatoes
- Large white onion
- 3 quarts vinegar
- 5 cups sugar
- 1 tablespoon celery seed
Cook the first four ingredients (vegetables) until they are tender. then drain them. Chop all ingredients (including the tomatoes and onions) into small bite sizes. Drain and salt. Mix all ingredients together in a boiling syrup of vinegar, sugar, and celery seed. Heat, jar, and seal.
NOTE: If you don’t want to can it (i.e. save it for later), at least let it sit for a few days. It will taste better.