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Chow-chow help!

fayehess Jun 20, 2008 11:20 AM

I just made chow-chow for the first time (as flavor booster for ham and cheese sandwiches). I have two questions--should it have a pretty strong vinegar nose to it, even after cooking for two hours? And should I spread mayo or butter on the sandwich?
thanks a million

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  1. ArmadilloPepper RE: fayehess Jun 4, 2009 12:14 PM

    No mayo, but Honey Mustard goes great with Chow Chow on a sandwich.

    1. cuccubear RE: fayehess Jun 4, 2009 12:22 PM

      Never made my own chow chow, but love the stuff. Would you care to share the recipe?

      As for the sandwich, I agree with ArmadilloPepper, mustard would do the trick.

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        normalheightsfoodie RE: fayehess Jun 4, 2009 02:52 PM

        what is chow chow?

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          ArmadilloPepper RE: normalheightsfoodie Jun 8, 2009 08:18 PM

          Chow-Chow is a popular Southern relish. Many use it on Black-Eyed Peas and Pinto Beans. It can have many different ingredients, but is typically made from chopped green tomatoes (and sometimes red tomatoes), cabbage, mustard seed or powder, onions, hot peppers, sweet peppers, cabbage and vinegar. Other optional ingredients include cucumbers, celery or celery seed, carrots, beans, asparagus, corn and cauliflower. There is an entire article on "what is chow-chow" at http://www.armadillopeppers.com/Chow-...

           
        2. sarah galvin RE: fayehess Jun 4, 2009 03:42 PM

          Would love to make chow chow, also, and don't have a recipe. Would you share?

          Chow chow is a pickle like a relish and is popular in Maritime Canada. Goes great on fish cakes.

          1. cuccubear RE: fayehess Jun 5, 2009 09:08 AM

            It's also somewhat popular here in the Shenandoah Valley where they sell both hot and mild varieties. Think of it as a spicier pickle relish, lighter in color with more of a sauerkraut flavor.

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              LaLa RE: cuccubear Jun 5, 2009 10:05 AM

              it is a must for soup beans in the south!

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                sarah galvin RE: cuccubear Jun 5, 2009 01:38 PM

                eww, no sauerkraut flavour in the Maritimes.

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                  cuccubear RE: cuccubear Jun 8, 2009 12:16 PM

                  The brand I buy in the local markets is "Mrs. Campbell's" made in Winston-Salem, NC. It has cabbage, pickles, vinegar etc.

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