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Jun 27, 2008 04:47 PM

Do you like chow chow?

I can not eat soup beans without Chow Chow. Do you like it? What else do you eat it on?

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  1. I eat it on ham ,as well as other cured meats. Great on smoked meat and pastrami sandwiches, also add to tuna fish salad and deviled eggs.

    1. I like it so much I named myself after it!

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      1. re: texaschowchow

        I am looking for a relish called chow chow that used to be available at
        Panzer's in the Lexington St. Market Baltimore, Md. It was not made with
        tomatoes, but with cabbage, bits of red pepper, vinegar, was yellow.
        Haven't seen it in years but was delicious! Great on fried tripe and hot dogs
        Anyone know where it may still be found?

        1. re: nancymcm

 has the original chow chow and also what I think you are describing except they call it Dutch Sweet Relish

          1. re: nancymcm

            Hey Nancy: Did you ever find anything like the Panzer Chow Chow

        2. I am always on the lookout for a jar of good Pennsylvania Dutch chowchow

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          1. re: ChrisOC

            Try Wos Wit Chow Chow from Wild Grouse Farms in Tamaqua, Pa. Excellent apple butter too.

            1. re: Passadumkeg

              The Wos Wit brand is very authentic. I live just a few miles from Tamaqua.

              1. re: lisavf

                I love all their products, have cases of 'em in the cellar. Caught my first trout in their stream and milked my first cow at 5 yrs. at the farm. Pretty authentic Pennsylvania Dutch stuff, especially for a family named Secovich!

                1. re: Passadumkeg

                  My mom used to keep stockpiles of the stuff in her canning cupboard in our basement in PA. As a child, I was not a fan. My mom passed away many years ago and after college I moved South to NC. I was at a local festival and saw an older couple selling jars of chowchow. It reminded me of my mom and I wanted to give it another try - with my "grown-up" taste buds. But alas, I did not care for it at all - too sweet, which I don't recall my mother's chowchow being overly sweet. Perhaps it's a southern thing?

          2. The only chow chow I am familiar with is from a place called Antone's Po Boys in Houston. It is orange, made with cabbage, I think, and it is so good that I get a jar when I go. I especially like it on a turkey sandwich, and I agree with the cured meats! Is chow chow normally orange?

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            1. re: danhole

              Pennsylvania Dutch ChowChow is is a pickeled vegetable relish, with corn beans, chopped peppers etc. You can order it online from the Kitchen Kettle Village, in PA

              1. re: danhole

                I love that you mention Antone's!

                They're not as good as they used to be, but then what is?

                The secret ingredient in an Antone's Original is chow-chow which is why I keep a bottle on hand(I'm a Texan at heart, but live in the North) for whenever the mood strikes.

                Long live Antone's!

                1. re: aelph

                  When was the last time you ate at Antone's? They have made some changes, for the better, by offering more condiments (for free) like olives, lettuce, etc. You can also get them toasted, which make the original even better than before. Our Antone's down the street is excellent.

                  1. re: aelph

                    I am a native Houstonian now living in New England. I have ordered and had them ship to me from the FM1960 store which I'm not even sure is there anymore. It is always a pain becasue they are not really in the food shipping business and they treat me like I'm a pain in the a**.

                    If you indeed have a jar in your pantry, I sure would like the list of ingredients from the label. If you have this, I will recreate this to near exactness in a home quantity recipe and post it up here.

                    I could shoot myself for not jotting it down last time I had some myself. I appreciate any help you can give.

                    1. re: scape

                      I am out of Antone's chow chow right now, but I found this link that has a list of ingredients:


                      It's at the bottom of the thread.

                      I have an Antone's down the street, and I will double check the ingredient list for you.

                      1. re: danhole

                        Just read through this thread this morning. My dad's office was on Allen Parkway when I was a child. He would take us to the original Antone's for lunch sometimes. I was the oldest, so I was allowed to have the red wrap. Loved that spicy orange chow chow. Hot, hot summertime with a cold po-boy and a grapette. Yummy.
                        Does Antone's still make the loaves of bread shaped like alligators and turtles? Just another childhood memory.

                        1. re: Pampatz

                          Got me there Pampatz! I have never seen alligator or turtle shaped bread there, but then again I would never think to look for it! LOL!

                      2. re: scape

                        Found this thread through a google search. However, in my cyberspace travels today I also found that Spec's sells it online. It's listed as Antone's Chow Chow:


                  2. hot dogs! tuna salad, egg salad, ham sandwich, deviled eggs, pita bread with hummus.