you say green tomato: fermented chow chow
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
This is a fermented relish called chow chow traditionally made to use up the leftovers of the garden harvest, a beautiful reminder of the passing of summer.
This is a delicious fermented version of the southern condiment chow chow, usually sweetened and vinegared, then canned. I like this fermented version, where the chopped vegetables are set out on a counter for a few days to sour. It has a complementary combination of flavors that you can make your own by varying the amount of onion, the heat, and the sweet.
This one doesn't have sugar so it is not sweet.