Pickled tomatoes (mom)

Yield: 12 pints

Measure Ingredient
Cherry tomatoes
Dill seeds
1 quart Vinegar (white)
3 quarts Water
Garlic cloves
Black pepper, whole
Grape leaves
1 cup Salt
½ teaspoon Alum



Let tomatoes stand in cold water a while, then wash (in cold water).

Drain and put in jars. For each pint jar, put in a teaspoon of dill seeds, 3 or 4 cloves of garlic and 8 to 10 peppercorns. Tuck a grape leaf into each jar, over tomatoes.

MAKE SOLUTION: Combine vinegar, 3 quarts of water, the salt and alum.

Bring to rolling boil; lower heat and boil 3 to 4 minutes. Pour into sterilized jars up to shoulder (line). Seal immediately with sterile lid.

To sterilize jars, put jars in pan of water upside down. Boil water and cool. (Water is sucked up into jars.)

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