Catfish Tomatoes


Pints of catfish tomatoes.

I grew up in the 60s and I used to watch my grandma and mom can.    They canned everything from sausage, fish to  dill pickles and beets.  Sometimes she would can 75 quarts of green beans.  I remember how great they tasted.

I recently canned some catfish tomatoes and thought I would share it with those that can.  My grandparents were from Arkansas and this is the recipe my grandma had.  They go real well with fish and I love it with BBQ.  I hope you like them.

Grandma’s Catfish Tomatoes

1 gallon quartered green tomatoes

1 pint hot peppers cut up

1 pint white vinegar

1 quart quartered onions

3 cups sugar

1/4 cup salt

Bring to a boil or until tomatoes turn light green.   Gently stir a couple of times.   Once they come to a boil take them off the heat and spoon them into jars and seal.  They don’t need a bath.  Note: It doesn’t seem like a lot of liquid but as they cook the tomatoes create a lot of liquid.  I also recommend you cook in steel not aluminum.


Quartered green tomatoes


Quartered onions


Cut up jalapenos

Well thanks for reading my blog.  Hope you enjoyed it.  Warning: It is spicy.  Enjoy!




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