Mrs. Mercer’s Zucchini Relish

July 13th, 2016 by Jeff in Main Dishes

I am always giving zucchini away because it just grows like crazy.  My neighbors mother will make up this relish from time to time that is just delicious.  I use it to make the best tartar sauce in the world amongst other things.  One day she sent me the recipe.  So as not to ever forget it, I am posting it here for me and the world to use:

  • 12 cups ground zucchini – yellow squash or cucumbers
  • 4 cups ground onions
  • 2 large red peppers or pimento, ground
  • 2.5 cups vinegar
  • 5 cups sugar
  • 1 tbsp. ground dry mustard
  • 3/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 3/4 tsp tumeric
  • 1.5 tsp celery seed
  • 1tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 tbps corn starch
  • 5 tbsp salt

Put zucchini, onions through grinder.  Mix well with 5 tbsp salt.  Let stand overnight and then rinse with cold water.  Drain well in colander.

In a large kettle, mix the 8 remaining ingredients and cook till it starts to thicken (though it won’t thicken much at all).  Then add ground ground vegetables and mix and cook slowly for 30-45 mins.

Add to hot jars and seal.


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