Amish Chow Chow

Amish chow chow is a very popular side dish used at many Amish meals.

Traditional chow chow is a relish-like dish usually made of chopped pickles and a seasoned mustard sauce.

However, the Amish like to combine lots of fresh garden vegetables in their version of chow chow to give it a variety of wholesome flavors.

It can be used as a relish, a garish or even a type of salsa. There are also several variations and styles the Amish make. There's a southern style, a sweet & sour and even a hot & spicy!

So, here's a good "garden variety" recipe to try - especially if you've got some extra veggies from the garden needing to be used before they go to waste.

Try making a few extra batches for canning - so you can experience the flavor all year around. If you're adventuresome, try making your own variation - just the way you like it!



1 c. chopped green tomatoes
1 c. chopped bell peppers
1 c. chopped cabbage
1 whole cucumber, chopped
1 c. chopped onions
2 qt. water
1/4 c. salt
1 c. chopped carrots
1 c. chopped green beans
2 tsp. mustard seed
2 tsp. celery seed
2 c. vinegar
2 c. sugar

Soak the tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers and onions overnight in water and salt. Drain. Cook carrots and green beans for 10 minutes and drain. Mix all ingredients. Heat to a boil. Pack in jars and seal.

Chow Chow recipe given by Matthew Miller.

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