Lots of small green tomatoes
A rare hard freeze here in AZ has finished my tomato plants for this fall/winter season. I have about 5lbs of small(large cherry size) green tomatoes that I brought in this morning as they'd all fallen off the vines that froze overnight.
Any ideas on what to do with them?
Hot Pickled Green Tomatoes
3 lb green tomatoes, sliced or quartered
3 medium onions, sliced
1 small sweet red pepper, chopped
1/4 cup (more or less) chopped jalapenos
4 1/2 cups white vinegar
3 cups sugar
2 tablespoons mustard seeds
5 teaspoons whole peppercorns
2 teaspoons celery seeds
Wash and prepare tomatoes. Combine with onions and peppers and set aside.
Combine remaining ingredients in a saucepan and heat to boiling.
Pack tomato mixture into hot sterilized jars, pour vinegar mixture over to leave a 1/2" headspace. Process 15 minutes in boiling water bath.
This recipe was from BH & G's 'You Can Can' book
I gave a jar to some friends recently, and they ate the entire jar by the next day. The pickles had sat about 3 months by the time they were opened, and the flavors were wonderful.