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Green Tomato Pickles

This is a recipe that came out of Cades Cove in the Smokey Mountains of East Tennessee. Cades Cove was a small mountain community but no one lives there now, as it is now an open-air museum for the Smokey Mountains National Park. It is quite a lovely place, and I do recommend a visit!

Green Tomato Pickles
Recipe of Eileen Owsley

1 Gallon Green Tomatoes
6 Onions
1/2 Cup Salt
1 TBS Whole Black Pepper
1 1/2 Cups Sugar
4 Cups Vinegar
2 Pods Hot Red Pepper
1 TBS Ground Mustard
1 TBS Mustard Seed
1 TBS Celery Seed
1 TBS Allspice
1 TBS Ground Horseradish Root

Slice tomatoes and onion. Sprinkle with salt. Let stand overnight. Drain. Boil sugar and seasoning with vinegar for 5 minutes. (Tie spices in a bag). Cool slightly. Add tomatoes and onions and simmer 30 minutes. Pack in hot jars and seal at once. Better if you let the jars rest for a couple of months.
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