Monday, July 20, 2009

Freezer Pickles!

Hey Everybody,

I have been busy putting up cucumbers (freezer pickles) and tomatoes today. I'm exhausted. I am hardly ever in the kitchen for so long at one time! And as long as I was there, up to my neck in cukes, I made a zucchini/squash casserole and a mess of fried okra for dinner! Ahhh, some things are so worth the effort! :)

As requested, the freezer pickle recipe (courtesy of The Pickle Fairy!):

You will need:

  • 1 T. pickling salt OR regular salt
  • 1/2 t. celery seeds OR celery salt
  • 1 c. white vinegar
  • 2 c. white sugar
  • 7 - 8 cups thinly sliced cucumbers (Scrub them to get all the prickly things off. Cut off any bad places. And if they are too bendy, my MIL says to pitch them! Leave the peel ON.)
  • 1 sweet onion sliced (You can also add red and/or green pepper thinly sliced.)
Combine first four ingredients into a large bowl with a lid. Stir well; you want all that sugar to dissolve. Add the cukes and onion (and the peppers if you want those, too). Stir some more. When you get tired of stirring it, have a nearby child shake it for you. He'll think it's fun. When he doesn't think it is fun anymore, it will be ready to go in the fridge. :) Keep it there for three days, stirring well once each day. If there are any left after the three days (they tend to disappear around my house), put them in freezer bags or containers. They will keep for months. Thaw before serving (although I like them kind of icy!).


1 comment:

Chatty Kelly said...

My mother in law makes these with a similar recipe and I LOVE them! They never last more than 3 days.

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