Monday, September 24, 2012

Sour green tomato pickles

From the Ball Canning guide!

5lbs small, firm green tomatoes
1/4 cup canning salt
31/2 cups vinegar
31/2 cups water
6-7 cloves garlic
6-7 bay leaves

Wash and drain tomatoes. Core tomatoes, cut into halves or quarters. Combine salt, vinegar and water is a large sauce pot. Bring to a boil. Pack tomatoes into hot jars, leaving 1/4inch headspace. Add 1 clove garlic, an 1 bay leave to each jar. Ladle hot liquid over tomatoes leaving 1/4 inch headspace. Remove air bubbles and adjust two piece cap. Process 15 min in a boiling water canner.

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