Do you make your own pickles? You may want to give this recipe a try as they are refrigerator pickles that are made without the need to cook anything and are ready to eat in a week. For anyone growing their own cucumbers you may want to use some of them up with this recipe. One of the joys of the summer harvest is the abundance that inspires us to do some preserving. Refrigerator pickles have their own flavor unlike pickles that go through a more complicated process and the fact that within a week you can be including these pickles into your potato salads and onto your BBQ burgers makes them even more fun to make. The recipe comes to us from Grandmothers Kitchen where everything is made with a pinch of love and tastes extra yummy! All you need are some pickling cucumbers, onions and a few other ingredients. These refrigerator pickles are made without the need to cook anything and are ready to eat in a week.
Makes 2 quarts
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2 quarts pickling cucumbers, thinly sliced
1-2 medium onions, thinly sliced
2 1/2 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups white vinegar
1/4 cup + 1 Tablespoon pickling salt
1/2 teaspoon celery seed
1/2 teaspoon mustard seed
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
a couple fresh sprigs of young dill
Wash and thinly slice the picking cucumbers and onions.
Put cucumbers and onions into a nonreactive jar. (Use glass, not plastic or metal)
Mix remaining ingredients in a mixing bowl and then pour over cucumbers, making sure all vegetables are submerged.
Place in refrigerator and allow to mature for one week.
In order to mix the brine throughout, once a day, flip the jar to make sure that the cucumbers and onions are getting covered.
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Nutrition Facts for: Refrigerator Pickles From Grandmothers Kitchen
Ingredients:Pickling cucumbers, onions, sugar, white vinegar, pickling salt, celery seed mustard seed, dry mustard, fresh dill.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 2 quarts. * Per quart serving:Calories 1077, Calories from Fat 12, Total Fat 1.3g 2%, Saturated Fat 0.2g 1%, Cholesterol 0mg 0%, Sodium 14427mg 601%, Potassium 944mg 27%, Carbohydrates 274.4g 91%, Dietary Fiber 4.0g 16%, Sugars 260.1g, Protein 4.4g, Vitamin A 12%, Vitamin C 29%, Calcium 16%, Iron 19%
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