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Tomato Sauce For Keeping III


  • 3 dozen tomatoes

To every pound of tomato-pulp allow

  • 1 pint of Chili vinegar
  • 1 ounce of garlic
  • 1 ounce of shalot
  • 2 ounces of salt
  • 1 large green capsicum
  • 1/2 teaspoonful of cayenne
  • 2 pickled gherkins
  • 6 pickled onions
  • 1 pint of common vinegar
  • juice of 6 lemons


Choose the tomatoes when quite ripe and red; put them in a jar with a cover to it, and bake them till tender. The better way is to put them in the oven overnight, when it will not be too hot, and examine them in the morning to see if they are tender. Do not allow them to remain in the oven long enough to break them; but they should be sufficiently soft to skin nicely and rub through the sieve. Measure the pulp, and to each pound of pulp, add the above proportion of vinegar and other ingredients, taking care to chop very fine the garlic, shalot, capsicum, onion, and gherkins. Boil the whole together till everything is tender; then again rub it through a sieve, and add the lemon-juice. Now boil the whole again till it becomes as thick as cream, and keep continually stirring; bottle it when quite cold, cork well, and seal the corks. If the flavour of garlic and shalot is very much disliked, diminish the quantities.

Time: Bake the tomatoes in a cool oven all night.

Seasonable from the middle of September to the end of October.

Note: A quantity of liquor will flow from the tomatoes, which must be put through the sieve with the rest. Keep it well stirred while on the fire, and use a wooden spoon.


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The Book of Household Management (1861).

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