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Ketchup Vert (Green Tomato Ketchup) - Quebec Style Recipe

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Green tomato ketchup is an excellent way to use up those green tomato. It is very easy to make, but plan ahead. The tomatoes need to stand at least 8 hours or overnight.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

Ingredients:

  • 24 medium (6 pounds or 2.5 kg) green tomatoes, chopped
  • 15 medium (3 pounds or 1.5 kg) onions , chopped
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) coarse salt
  • 3 cups (750 ml) white vinegar
  • 2 cups (500 ml) granulated sugar
  • 6 Tablespoons (90 ml) mixed pickling spices, tied in cheesecloth

Preparation:

In a large bowl, alternative layers of tomatoes and onions, sprinkling each layer with salt. Let stand for at least 8 hours or overnight. Rinse; drain well. Combine vegetables with vinegar, sugar, and spice bag.

In a large saucepan or stock pot, bring mixture to a boil, then simmer, uncovered, for about 30 to 45 minutes, stirring frequently until slightly thickened. Pour into hot, sterilized jars and seal.

Yield: Approximately 12 cups ( 3 Liters)

Recipe Source: A Taste of Quebec by Julian Armstrong (Hippocrene Books)
Reprinted with permission.

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