[CH] Crispy Sweet Pickles (Add Hot Stuff of your choice)

Randy (rock4u@rocketmail.com)
Fri, 22 May 1998 13:42:44 -0700 (PDT)


I promised a crispy sweet pickle recipe to the list.  I've been away
from the computer - sorry for the delay!  

This is how my Grandmother does it:

7 lbs. Cucumbers
1 Gallon Water
1 2 lb. bag Pickling Lime  (Follow Directions for amount to dissolve
in 1 gallon water)
1 Tablespoon Salt
2 Quarts Vinegar
6 Strips Cinnamon Bark (1 - 1 1/2 inches long)
1 Teaspoon Grated Nutmeg, 1 Teaspoon Ground Ginger tied in a cloth
5 lbs. Sugar

Slice Cucumbers 1/4 inch in thickness, place in a porcelain lined or
granite vessel.  Cover with 1 gallon of water in which lime has been
dissolved.  Let sit for 24 hours.

Remove cucumbers, rinse well through several cold water baths to
remove all lime sediment.

Dissolve sugar in vinegar, add cinnamon sticks and cloth pouch of
nutmeg and ginger.

Bring to boil, add slices of cucumber and boil rapidly about 35 minutes.

Discard cloth pouch, fill sterilized jars with pickles and juice, add
cinnamon sticks and seal jars.

These are a family favorite. No get-together is complete without them!  
I suppose you could add peppers of your choice.  I plan to add
Calvin's Magic Powder.

Peppers alone would probably work - I love pickled okra but haven't
tried them crispy style.

If anyone tries the recipe let me know how it works out.

Happy Holiday Weekend to Everyone!





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