SOUTHERN FIRE AND ICE TOMATOES

Ingredients:

  • Skin and quarter 6 large ripe and firm tomatoes
  • Slice 1 large green pepper into stips
  • slice 1 red onion into rings
  • Place in a bowl and submerge in sultry sauce

Sauce:

  • 3/4 cups vinegar
  • 1 1/2 cups celery salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp mustard seed
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 4 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1/8 tsp red pepper
  • 1/4 cup cold water

Prepare:

Place over heat and bring to a boil, then boil furiously for only 1 minute.  While still hot, pour over the tomatoes.  Cool.  Just before serving, add 1 peeled and sliced cucumber.  Serve as a relish or side dish.  Tomatoes given the above treatment will need time in the refrigerator quite happily for several days without the cucumber, of course.

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