Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Homemade Bread & Butter Pickles

25 sliced medium cucumbers
4 medium sliced onions
3 cloves garlic, sliced
1/3 cup canning salt
5 cups sugar
3 cups cider vinegar
1-1/2 tsp. turmeric
1-1/2 tsp. celery seed
2 Tbsp. mustard seed
hot red pepper flakes (optional)

  1. Combine cucumbers and onion slices in a large bowl.
    Layer with salt and cover with ice cubes.
    Let stand 1 1/2 hours; drain and rinse.
  2. Place remaining ingredients in large non reactive sauce pot and bring to a boil.
    Add drained cucumbers and onions and return to a boil.
  3. Pack hot into hot sterilized* jars, leaving 1/4 in head space.
    Remove air bubbles. Adjust caps.
  4. Process 15 min in boiling water bath.
*Easy way to sterilize jars: Wash them well in hot soapy water. Dry them off. Put on a cookie sheet, right side up, at 225 F (100 C) for 15 minutes.

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