Introduction: How to Can Green Tomatoes

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Time: 30 minutes


8 pounds Green tomatoes

10 cups white vinegar

5 cups water

1 teaspoon of canning salt, per jar

3-4 cloves of garlic, per jar

1 teaspoon cayenne pepper, per jar *optional

*Makes 5- 32oz jars of pickled green tomatoes

Step 1: Brine Mixture & Slice Tomatoes

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1. In a large pan bring water and vinegar to a boil on high heat.

2. While brine is heating up, wash and chop tomatoes.

Step 2: Jars

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1. In each jar place garlic cloves.

2. Next, add the sliced tomatoes.

3. Then add one teaspoon of canning salt and cayenne(*optional) pepper to each jar.

4. Once brine has come to a boil. Remove from heat and pour into each jar leaving 1/4 inch headspace.

5. Place lids and bands on jars.

Step 3: Vacuum Seal

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1. Place jars upside down to vacuum seal the tops.

2. After they cool store upside down for up to a year.

*Great anytime you need to use tomatoes, in salads, or as a snack!

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CarinF (author)2016-08-23

A very nice thing to try is green tomato jam

Jennprice33 (author)CarinF2016-08-29

I will! Thank you!

Slippery arm (author)2016-08-20

Doo you happen to know how to make green tomato cakes

Jennprice33 (author)Slippery arm2016-08-20

Sorry, I haven't canned those before.

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