Sweet Pickled Cucumber Recipe
This is my fourth year of making my famous, mouth watering, delicious pickles and without a doubt I’ll get ask for the recipe by every recipient. I really feel I have perfected the recipe over those years. My nephew told me they taste way better than Maccas pickles! This is the perfect opportunity to reuse all of those jars that you’ve been collecting and repurpose them. Cut some old fabric (Op Shops always have fabric) and wrap around the lid with some string and they look really professional! Now I make these every Christmas for teachers, educators, family and friends, which works out to be about 25 people and I split into two batches at a time otherwise I run out of room in the fridge. The recipe below will fill approx 12 medium sized jars. Ingredients 20 continental cucumbers thinly sliced 5 onions (brown & red) thinly sliced 1/4 cup salt 1 cup water 1 cup white sugar 1 cup brown sugar 2 cups white vinegar
2 cups apple cider vinegar 5 tablespoon yellow mustard seeds 1 bunch freshly chopped dill 1 teaspoon tumeric 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1. Thinly slice the cucumbers and onion ( use a vegetable slicer/mandolin or even better a food processor) and layer them in a large bowl. Dissolve the salt in the water and pour over the cucumber and onion and stand for minimum 3 hours, I stand overnight so it’s okay to leave them. Occasionally give it a stir to let the salt water cover the lot. 2. After the 3+ hours, place all the remaining ingredients into a large saucepan and bring to a simmer 3. After the 3 hours the cucumbers will be very wet so drain them off getting rid of the salt water mixture and then add into the saucepan of simmering mixture and stir for 2-3 minutes over high heat then turn off the heat and set aside 4. Cool the mixture in the saucepan and then bottle in to those glass jars you’ve been collecting all year! These are ready to eat, perfect with cheese, ham, on a hamburger or straight from the jar. Let me know if you make them and share your pictures of your Pickled goodness!