Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Freezer Pickles

M's Gran gave us her recipe for Freezer Pickles several years ago after observing us gobble them down on many occasions. They're sweet pickles (not quite like Bread and Butter) and I LOVE putting a pile of them (or an extravagant bowlful) out at parties.

They're very easy to make, except for this one bit where you put the pickles in a big pot and pour bowling water over them for three days. That's kind of a pain, and we're giving some thought to NOT doing that bit next year (what's the worst that could happen???) Other than that, it honestly doesn't take that long and they're soooooooo good.

Wash about 6 cucumbers, 6-8 inches long and put them in a big pan. Boil water and pour over cucumbers, next day, drain and repeat Xs three.

4th day, rinse and thinly slice. Mix the following and bring to a boil:
1 1/2 C Cider Vineger
2 1/2 C Water
6 C Sugar
1 T Salt
1 T Pickling Spice

Add cucumber spices and bring to a full rolling boil for 20-25 mins. Let stand and cool and then pack in containers. Put in fridge, then freezer when cold.

I made this label for the pickles - *I* think it's really cute...


dad said...

Proven by who?...(Save me some! I love pickles!)

Special K said...

Proven by you, I'm pretty sure.