Pickled Tomatoes is one of the popular Russian appetizers that can be served with boiled or fried potatoes or by itself. It's also good as a snack with vodka.
You will need:
2 kg average tomatoes;
2 Tb sugar;
1/3c vinegar 9%;
3Tb vegetable oil;
horseradish , dill and garlic to taste.
Tomatoes are usually pickled in large jars. You also can use little ones, it's more comfortable to open them.
Clean the jars very well. Sterilize them in the boiling water for 20 minutes.
Put a leaf of horseradish, dill and few cloves of garlic on the bottom of the jar. Then put tomatoes.
Sterilize the covers in the boiling water for 15 minutes.
Add sugar and salt into water and boil it.
After boiling add vinegar and let liquid boil during 5 minutes. Pour hot liquid into the jar to the brim. Close the jars with covers immediately.
Turn the jar upside down to check the leaking. Put the jars upside down. Cover them with a blanket. Leave them this way for 6 hours.
After that if the jars are still warm, let them cool down. Then place Pickled Tomatoes in a cool place to keep for months.
Pickled tomatoes can be served with boiled or fried potatoes or by itself.