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How to make it

  • Too many tomatillos on hand? Tomatillos may be canned by packing whole in jars and covering with hot water, for use later in the year; however, this process will cook them.
  • Quality: Select unblemished firm, deep bright green tomatillos with a dry papery husk.
  • Procedure: Wash and rinse canning jars; keep hot until ready to use. Prepare lids according to manufacturer's directions. Remove the dry outer husks entirely from the tomatillos and wash the fruit well. Leave whole; do not peel or remove seeds. Add enough water to cover the tomatillos in a large saucepan and boil them gently until tender, about 5 to 10 minutes. Add bottled lemon juice or citric acid to the hot jars, according to the directions for acidification below. Fill hot tomatillos loosely into hot jars, leaving ½-inch headspace. Cover with the hot cooking liquid, leaving ½-inch headspace. Remove air bubbles and adjust headspace if needed. Wipe rims of jars with a dampened clean paper towel. Adjust lids and process.
  • Option 1—Process in a Boiling Water Canner:
  • Pint jars………………………………………40 minutes
  • Quart jars……………………………………45 minutes
  • Option 2—Process in a Dial Gauge Pressure Canner at 11 pounds pressure OR in a Weighted Gauge Pressure Canner at 10 pounds pressure:
  • Pint or Quart Jars………………………10 minutes
  • Acidification: To ensure safe acidity, add two tablespoons of bottled lemon juice or ½ teaspoon of citric acid per quart jar of tomatillos. For pints, use one tablespoon bottled lemon juice or ¼ teaspoon citric acid. Acid can be added directly to the jars before filling with product. Add sugar to offset acid taste, if desired. Four tablespoons of a 5-percent acidity vinegar per quart may be used instead of lemon juice or citric acid. However, vinegar may cause undesirable flavor changes.

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  • momto5 5 years ago
    I added your recipe to the "Calling all Gardeners" group. I welcome you to join us and share your Canning/Gardening tips and questions. Thanks for the recipe.
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    " It was excellent "
    raelene1951 ate it and said...
    Thank you sooooo much!
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