Everyone like to have a little extra something for their food to give it a little zing. At best, it will turn an “ok” dinner to a delicious one and make everyone around the table praise your cooking skills. This condiment is a staple of southern kitchens and is easy to make.
This version of a relish called Chow Chow is very popular in the southern kitchens. But you don’t need to live in the south to make and enjoy this! It’s great as a hot dog topping or incorporated into chicken salad and deviled eggs. Another thing you can do with this is whip up a nice big batch and give it a gift. Perfect as a housewarming gift or just a little something to bring when you go visit family or friends.
Recipe and photo courtesy of The Mountain Laurel & Chili Pepper Madness
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Quick Tip: You can add a pinch of cayenne pepper or some jalapeno if you like some heat.
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No boiling water bath for preserving? Is this a recipe for refrigerator chow-chow, only to be kept for a short period of time? The article mentions making in summer and giving as gifts, but how long can this be kept without using a boiling water bath?
This sounds more like you’re making kim-chi. Chow-Chow is what we made from the green tomatoes that were left on the vies and didn’t have time to ripen before the first frost, so they wouldn’t go to waste. And it wasn’t sweet, it was spicy. Had just enough hot peppers in it to give it a little kick.
This sounds like the Chow Chow we can buy in the stores now, I have been looking for a recipe like this for a while. Thank you