Granny's Green Tomato Relish



Blackberry, you won't believe this, but the tradition of making Green Tomato Ketchup or Relish is still alive and well in Marion County!!

I live just a block or two from "Black Bottom". My husband and I made that green tomato recipe one year from his Granny Brady's old recipe. Notice in the background of this picture....we were canning tomatoes that day, but also had a batch of Green Tomato Relish in process, as evidenced by the bag hanging in the background on the eave of the building behind me. That bag contained a lot of green tomatoes that were draining overnight from the cloth bag they were in.... I have more pics of the process, but it might take a little time to locate them.

Here's the recipe for "GRANNY'S RELISH" that has been handed down in my
husband's family:


1 Gallon Green Tomatoes, ground
1/2 Cup Salt
Mix. Let stand 2 hours. Place in cloth bag and let drain over night.

1 Small Head Cabbage
3 Onions
2 Quarts Chopped Apples
2 Small Red Hot Peppers

Grind all together, add drained tomatoes....

3 Pints Vinegar
1 T. Allspice
1 teaspoon Celery Seed
2 lbs. Brown Sugar
1 teaspoon Ground Cloves
1 teaspoon Tumeric

Bring to a boil...Add ground mixture, mix. Bring to boil again.

Seal in pint jars while hot!

-----From the files of Mary Josephine Martin Morris Brady!