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I plan to pickle some green beans when my summer harvest comes but then I was wondering besides cucumbers and beans what else can be pickled? I know beets can but I always have a lot of tomatoes. I never heard of pickled tomatoes so I just wondered if anyone tried to pickle tomatoes? And if so, how did that turn out?
newyorkrita, my mom used to pickle green tomatoes just like pickles and she also used green tomatoes to make a jam. The key was the tomatoes being green. I don't do it b/c I prefer my tomatoes red but my hubby loves pickled green tomatoes.
I think the red ones would be too soft for pickling. Mrs. Wages makes a great mix for tomato salsa if you're interested. I tried it last year after one of the DG members recommended it. As far as I know, red tomatoes would be more suited for sauces and salsas.
Okra and eggs also come to mind. Sauerkraut is the original pickled cabbage, but people do it without fermentation and con straight into jars. Olives are often pickled. Garlic, of course, is the kind of pickles.
newyorkrita, we use the small green tomatoes that are leftover at the end of the season when the tomato plants are pulled. I always give my neighbor at least two bags full of the tomatoes b/c she likes to can.
Here in Chicago, we have a famous hot dog place called Super Dawg that serves a good chunk of pickled green tomato along with a pickle spear to your hot dog. It's yummy!