Sunday, July 22, 2012

Sweet Pickle Sticks

I picked a few cucumbers from the garden this morning. I've decided to make sweet pickles out of them. I had a good recipe the last time I made them, but didn't write down which recipe I used. So I'm gonna try this one.

It came from Kerr.
  • Use fresh, firm medium cucumbers.

  • Wash and cut them into sticks. Pour boiling water over them and let stand 4-5 hours.

  • Drain and pack solidly into sterilized Kerr Jars.
  • Make a solution of: 
3-3/4 cup vinegar
3 cups sugar
3 tablespoons salt
4- 1/2 teaspoon celery seed
4-1/2 teaspoons turmeric
3/4 teaspoon mustard seed.

  • Boil the solution for 5 minutes. Pour boiling hot over the cucumbers to within 1/2 inch of top of jar. Pt on cap, screw band firmly tight. Process in Boiling Water Bath 5 minutes. Solution fills 6 pint jars.
* Note: If sweeter pickle is desired, double measurement of sugar.

The price of a jar of supermarket sweet pickles is almost $4.00 a jar. I usually use sweet pickles in my potato salad, tuna salad and chicken salad.

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