Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Refridgerated Bread & Butter Pickle Recipe

We visited with Big Pop and Nana Joy this weekend. While there, Nana Joy served up some Bread & Butter pickles (sweet pickles) made from a recipe a friend of theirs from Michigan shared. It's a straight forward recipe, easy to follow, that can have you enjoying the sweet taste of these excellent pickles in one days time.


4 Tbs Course Salt
4 Cups Sugar
2 Cups White Vinegar
2 Tsp Celery Seed
2 Tsp Tumeric
1 Small Onion
1 Gallon Jar (plastic or glass)
Updated: 5 Cucumbers (the very long, hydroponic, burpless type, otherwise plan on 10 - 15 regular cucumbers)

Slice the cucumbers to your desired thickness along with 1 onion (you do not have to peel the cucumbers). Put the sliced cucumbers and onion in the Gallon Jar. Fill the jar. You don't have to pack it but fill it...

In a medium size sauce pan, add the vinegar, sugar, salt and seasonings. Heat everything slowly until the sugar dissolves. You do not have to bring the mixture to a boil. Let the liquid cool for about 15 minutes. Check to ensure the sugar is dissolved.

Pour the cooled liquid over the pickles and onions in your 1 gallon jar. NOTE* The Liquid Will Not Completely Cover The Cucumber & Onion Slices. Place the jar in your refrigerator.

This is the jar after 4 hours in the refrigerator. Notice how it appears the liquid has grown and the cucumbers and onions have shrunk.

24 hours after having been placed in the refrigerator. And the taste is UMMM-UMMM GOOD!




Isabella's Mommy & Daddy said...

Those look sooo good.. I am going to try this...

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Catherine said...

Mmmm...sounds like a yummy treat to try! Might be on the schedule for this weekend.

Sophia's Mama said...

I am making these this weekend. Thanks for always having interesting and easy recipes here. I love to cook and I am always looking for new things..


Melissa said...

YUMMY, can't wait to try it.....does it matter how many cukes you use?? Or am I blind & you said so in the resipe?
Love from cold cold Maine,

Mike and Rhonda said...

You have no idea how much I LOVE bread and butter pickles. Thank you for the recipe!


Donna & Joe said...

Hi Ford, I love sweet pickles and I'm going to try this recipe. How many cucumbers did you use for that amount of liquid?

Donna :)

OziMum said...

Pickles must be an American fettish. Most Aussie's I know, all ask McDonalds to hold the pickles!!!

Alyson & Ford said...

How Many Cucumbers?

Approximately: 5 Cucumbers (the very long, hydroponic, burpless type, otherwise plan on 10 - 15 regular cucumbers.

Courtney Mei & her Guinness said...

YUM!! I wish you were our neighbors so I could sneak over and sample some of your excellent cooking!!