Green tomato relish partners well with fried catfish

If there is a signature Arkansas food, it may well be fried catfish. And the popular accompaniment to this entrée is green tomato relish.

As colder weather arrives, some gardeners have a number of green tomatoes that won't make it to ripeness. Pick them and head to the kitchen for a session of cooking and canning green tomato relish.

Here is a recipe from one Arkansas Game and Fish Commission staff member who said it is a vintage family hand-me-down.

Green Tomato Relish

24 cups chopped to thumb size green tomatoes

4 hot peppers, chopped

4 red bell peppers, chopped

4 green bell peppers, chopped

4 cups chopped onions

4 ribs celery, chopped

4 cups vinegar

8 cups sugar

Cook together in a large pot until color changes (cook a pretty good while until fork tender). Pour into sterilized pint jars or any size desired. Seal while hot. Makes 14 pints or a bit more.

Categories: Cooking, Recipes, Salads, Sides & Misc

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