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    Earthbabe is offline Early Fruiter
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    Default Special Green Tomato Chutney

    Thought I'd post this as the book is out and it is a particular favourite.

    1.5 kg (3lb) green toms, 250g (0.5lb) onions, 1kg (2lb) cooking apples, 500g (1lb) brown sugar, 250g (0.5lb sultanas, 60g (2oz) mustard seeds (soaked for 3 hours), 4 chillies, chopped, 1tsp ground ginger, 2.5 cups (625mls) vinegar

    1. Coarsely mince the onions and tomatoes and put into a large bowl.
    2. Sprinkle with the salt and set aside for 24 hours. Strain.
    3. Put the onions, toms and remaining ingredients into a large saucepan and bring to the boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 1.5hours.
    4. Pour into warm sterilised jars and when cool, cover with two layers of greaseproof paper and one layer of aluminium foil. Tie securely with string.

    I tend to use spring lid kilner jars for chutneys and they are fine. Also for minceing the onions and toms a food processor with a mincing disk is an absolute boon. Made this last year for the first time. It has kept very well even after opening and tastes fantastic with pretty much anything. Other green tomato chutnies I have tried pale into insignificance beside this one.

    Happy eating.
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    Thanks earth babe, was just looking for a green tom chutney
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    Hi Earthbabe, That sound amazing but I don't have time at the moment to make any but I will as soon as I get some free time I will make some, maybe 2008

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    Earthbabe that sounds great! Unfortunately working tomorrow, but hope it give it a go on sunday before all my toms go manky! will let you know how it goes. Actually, how many jars do you need for this? thanks! dexterdog
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    hi earthbabe
    i agree with the others it does sound good and as you so stongely recomened it will give it ago myself this weekend providing i have enough jars

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    Mmm, sounds very tasty, only problem is I havent got any green toms as we are newbies, but I will deffo keep this in mind for next year, when (hopefully) we will have loads of stuff growing! (Ok, so I am optomistic, is that really a problem! )
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    going to start on this tomorow, i only had green toms this year as were outside and not in enough sun but at least i will have reaped something for my efforts this way!

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    I guess the best way to keep the chutney is in a jar? Also, does it need to be regrigerated and how long will it keep for?

    Can I substitute green with red toms, as I have loads!

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