Monday, April 18, 2011

Refrigerator Bread and Butter Pickles

Bread and butter pickles are so simple to make...and a perfect accompaniment for sandwiches.  The fresher the cuc...the better the pickle!

  • Cucumbers, unpeeled and cut into thin slices
  • 1-2 small onions, sliced and separated into rings
  • 3 cups white sugar
  • 2 cups white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup pickling salt
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seed
  1. Fill an empty ice-cream bucket with cucumber and onion slices (about 7 long English cucumbers).
  2. Combine remaining ingredients and bring to a boil.  Simmer for several minutes.
  3. Pour over cucumbers and onions.
  4. Stir and let cool. 
  5. Cover and store in refrigerator.
  6. They are ready to eat when they change colour.
  7. Will keep in the fridge for up to a year. 
  8. Stir occasionally.