choko pickles

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  1. purplepear

    purplepear Junior Member

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    Chokoes, onions, salt, malt vinegar, flour, brown sugar, curry powder, turmeric and mustard. brown mustard seeds can be included too

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    3kg (6lb) chokoes (after peeling)
    1kg (2lb) onions
    1 cup cooking salt
    water
    1 ½ litres (3 pints) dark malt vinegar
    5 tablespoons plain flour
    1 ½ level tablespoons curry powder
    1 tablespoon turmeric
    1 tablespoon dried mustard
    1 kg (2lb) brown sugar

    Cut up the chokos and onions, add the salt, then cover with cold water. Next day scoop off the excess water, then boil the choko and onion mixture for 15 minutes.

    In a large pot mix together the plain flour (mixed to a paste with a little of the vinegar first), then the rest of the vinegar, curry powder, turmeric and mustard.

    Bring to the boil, stirring. Add 1kg (2lb) brown sugar and stir to dissolve. Add the cooked chokos and onions to the vinegar mixture and bring back to the boil. Cook 10 minutes more, stirring or until desired consistency is reached.

    Store in a safe place as it is likely to be stolen if the choko pickle thief finds out you have been making it.
     
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    Michaelangelica Junior Member

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    Re: choko pickles

    Sounds de-lic-ious [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    Re: choko pickles

    Thanks for this recipe purple pear I am about to have a glut of chokos soon, this will be fabulous!!
    Thanks :)
     
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    Re: choko pickles

    Hey,thats cheating... you took someone elses smilies :p
     
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    Re: choko pickles

    see Michaelangelica someone loves me and my marvelous chokos
     
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    Re: choko pickles

    I'm not a huge choko fan... what could i substitute the choko for and still have a similar consistency ?
     
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    Re: choko pickles

    Soggy Cardboard?

    https://www.themercury.com.au/article/20 ... -wine.html

    Even soggy cardboard could taste OK with these ingredients.


    https://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/ ... rd=chayote
    https://www.epicurious.com/
    Whats Bibb lettuce?
     
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    Re: choko pickles

    I thought you might have said apples...

    Wasn't there a great mcdonalds debate once about using choko in their apple pies ?
     
  9. Michaelangelica

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    Re: choko pickles

    And YOU from the other Emerald Isle!
    Shame on you!
    Go wash your mouth out with soap

    In my youth people used to use chokos with apples and I think some cannery got caught out
    The Mc Donald thing is most probably an urban myth. In fact they use quick set concrete.
     
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    Re: choko pickles

    Some one?

    A French recipe! Damn you! I figure if anyone can cook these excrescent things, the French should be able to
    https://www.delices-defrance.com/legumes ... arcie.html

    Anyone seen a white choko?
    I might be tempted to grow a white one.

    [​IMG]
     
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    My tip on chokos was discovered by accident when I harvested a laundry basket full of them.
    I went away for the weekend and forgot about them for about a month.
    They sat in the woodshed all that time which is warm but not too much so and alittle drafty.

    When they were re discovered we decided to make our chutneys and pickles with them anyway.

    We found that by sitting around they had dried out quite abit and had lost alot of the watery mushy taste/texture and made beautiful chutneys and pickles.

    As kids me and my friends would pinch their mums baby chokos which we ate raw.
    They tasted like beans.
    I have been meaning to pick them at the baby stage and try them as baby dill pickles. etc...
     
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    Ah heres another one.

    This one came from a Samoan friend.

    If you dont have enough apples when making apple pie then peel, deseed and grate or chop choko so they are of similar size to the apple and mix them together.
    They absorb the flavour of the apple and love cinnamon.
     
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