Easy Recipe for Canning Green Tomatoes for Frying

Sliced green tomatoes for canning green tomatoes for frying

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!

Canning green tomatoes for frying
Green tomatoes from tomato plants

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.

Rinsing green tomatoes for canning
Rinsing the green tomatoes

Then slice the green tomatoes into 1/4 inch slices.

Canning green tomatoes for frying
Sliced green tomatoes
Sliced green tomatoes for canning green tomatoes for frying
Sliced green tomatoes

Add the sliced green tomatoes to the jars. Wide mouth jars work best with the sliced tomatoes.

Sliced green tomatoes in jar

Add boiling water to the jars of sliced green tomatoes, leaving 1-inch head space.

Adding boiling water to the jar of sliced green tomatoes
Adding boiling water to the top of the jar of sliced green tomatoes
Jar of sliced green tomatoes

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.

Adding one tablespoon of lemon juice to each jar of sliced green tomatoes
Adding lemon juice to each jar

Wipe the rims of the jar, remove the air bubbles and place lids and add screw bands. 

Jars of sliced green tomatoes
Jars of sliced green tomatoes

Add the filled hot jars to the boiling water bath with a jar lifter.

Adding jars to the water bath canner
Adding jars to the water bath canner

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 high-acid food, therefore are canned using the water bath method.

Jars of sliced green tomatoes in water bath canner
Jars of sliced green tomatoes in water bath canner

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

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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Sliced green tomatoes for canning green tomatoes for frying

Canning Recipe for Green Tomatoes for Frying

Yield: Dependent on Amount of Tomatoes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

This easy recipe for canning green tomatoes for frying is a wonderful way to preserve those end of season green tomatoes to enjoy as fried green tomatoes during the winter time!

Ingredients

  • Green tomatoes
  • Boiling Water
  • Lemon Juice

Instructions

  1. Rinse the green tomatoes
  2. Slice the green tomatoes about 1/4 inch
  3. Add the sliced green tomatoes to the jars
  4. Add boiling water to each jar leaving 1 inch head space
  5. Add 1 Tablespoon of lemon juice to each jar
  6. Wipe rims, remove air bubbles, and add lids
  7. Place the jars in a water bath canner and process at a rolling boil for 40 minutes for pints, 45 minutes for quarts
  8. Remove the hot jars with a jar lifter and set them on the counter. Do not disturb for 24 hours

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