There are many variations of Chow Chow. This is a basic southern version of the relish, versatile enough to spice-up any food.
Cajun Chow Chow
- 2 sweet onions, finely chopped
- 1 stalk celery, finely chopped
- 5 fresh hot chile peppers (preferably cayenne)
- 2 cups cider vinegar
- 1/2 tablespoon salt
- 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
Mix and grind together the onions, celery, chile peppers, vinegar, salt, and sugar.
In a sauce pan over medium heat, heat until mixture just comes to a boil. Then turn heat down to low and let simmer, stirring occasionally, for approximately 2 hours. Remove from heat and let cool.
Serve either chilled or at room temperature.
If not using immediately, refrigerator until ready to use. Store in the refrigerator up to 3 to 4 weeks in a glass or plastic bowl (they won’t react with the vinegar).