Green tomato pickle

Everyone loves a good pickle! J. Neff sent us this delicious authentic recipe for making green tomato pickle as their gran back in Southern Germany used to. (Gertrud Neff, Heidelberg)

Ingredients and preparation:

  • Wash 3.5 kg green tomatoes and cut in fine slices
  • Cover with vinegar overnight
  • The next morning drain in a colander
  • Bring to the boil 1.5kg granulated sugar and 1/4 litre white wine vinegar until sugar is dissolved
  • Add the tomatoes, 1 stick of cinnamon and a few whole cloves
  • Bring briefly to the boil (for about 1 minute)
  • Cool until it is lukewarm, then stir in 1 tbs mustard
  • Store in clean jars and seal

It’s great to see the green tomatoes from Ninewells Garden’s polytunnel that are left at the end of the season getting used to make a tasty pickle that will keep through winter.

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