This easy recipe for canning green tomatoes for frying is a wonderful way to preserve those end of season unripe green tomatoes to enjoy as fried green tomatoes during the winter time!
Before the first killing frost, is a good time to save all those green tomatoes that did not have time to get ripe, or you can just pick green tomatoes anytime for frying up or for canning for later use!
This recipe has such simple ingredients, basically green tomatoes, water and lemon juice.
The steps for canning the green tomatoes are also very simple.
Detailed Steps for Canning Green Tomatoes for Frying
First, rinse the tomatoes.
Then slice the green tomatoes into 1/4 inch slices.
Add the sliced green tomatoes to the jars. Wide mouth jars work best with the sliced tomatoes.
Add boiling water to the jars of sliced green tomatoes, leaving 1-inch head space.
Add 1 tablespoon of lemon juice to each jar. Adding lemon juice to the jars ensures a lower pH to ensure that this recipe has the correct acidity level for water bath canning.
Wipe the rims of the jar, remove the air bubbles and place lids and add screw bands.
Add the filled hot jars to the boiling water bath with a jar lifter.
Process jars at a full rolling boil for 40 minutes for pint jars, 45 minutes for quart jars.
I use the Ball electric water bath canner for water bath canning and love it. Tomatoes are a low-acid food, therefore are canned using the water bath method.
Remove the jars from the hot water after the processing time with a jar lifter and place jars on a kitchen towel on the counter. Do not disturb for 24 hours.
Enjoy the flavorful sliced green tomatoes all winter long for making delicious fried green tomatoes. Fried green tomatoes make a wonderful side dish and go great with hamburgers and hot dogs.
For additional green tomato recipes, try my recipe for pickled green cherry tomatoes.
Try this best fried green tomato recipe.
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See my other related canning recipes:
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- Peach Salsa
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- Roasted Tomato Sauce
- Pickled Cherry Tomatoes
- Pickled Green Cherry Tomatoes
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- Salsa with Roasted Tomatoes and Peppers
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- Spaghetti Sauce with Roasted Tomatoes
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- Spicy Garlic Dill Pickles
- Dill Pickles
- Cucumber Relish
- Green Chili Peppers
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- Green tomatoes
- Boiling Water
- Lemon Juice
- Rinse the green tomatoes
- Slice the green tomatoes about 1/4 inch
- Add the sliced green tomatoes to the jars
- Add boiling water to each jar leaving 1 inch head space
- Add 1 Tablespoon of lemon juice to each jar
- Wipe rims, remove air bubbles, and add lids
- Place the jars in a water bath canner and process at a rolling boil for 40 minutes for pints, 45 minutes for quarts
- Remove the hot jars with a jar lifter and set them on the counter. Do not disturb for 24 hours