Crystal Green Pickles ala Nita (Green Tomato or Cucumber)
crystal green pickles ala nita 
(green tomato or cucumber) 
 
2 cup  slacked lime
2 gal.  water
7 lb.  green tomatoes, unpeeled -- thinly sliced
5 lb.  granulated sugar -- divided
2 quart  apple cider vinegar
4 oz.  (3/4 cup) powdered alum
3 tsp  whole cloves
1 tsp  allspice (optional)
1 or 2 tsp  celery seed
1 or 2 Tbsp  pickling spice
2 stick  cinnamon -- halved
1-1/8 oz.  (1/4 cup) ground ginger
 
wash tomatoes or cucumbers in cold water. slice medium thin. mix lime and 
water; in a nonreactive crock (stone) or pot, soak tomatoes or cucumbers 
in lime water for 24 hours. weigh down with a lid. drain and rinse well 
(until water is clear). dissolve alum in the 2 gallons of water. put 
tomatoes or cucumbers in it for 24 hours. drain, rinse well (until water 
is clear). (optional step) cover pickles with ice water. let stand 3 
hours. drain. stir ginger into the third two gallons of water. pour over 
tomatoes or cucumbers. let stand six hours. drain and rinse well. place 
spices in a bundle of cheesecloth or use metal tea making container. 
make a syrup of the sugar, vinegar and spices. pour over tomatoes or 
cucumbers and let stand 4 hours. bring to a boil and boil 10 minutes. 
fill hot sterile jars with pickles. bring syrup back to a boil and pour 
over pickles, leaving 1/2 inch headspace. make additional syrup if needed. 
seal. makes 10 to 12 pints 
 
enjoy 
 
nita holleman 
 
 
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(ID: 11596) Mirror: rec.food.recipes: Fri, Jul 25, 2003


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