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Nanny’s Bread & Butter Pickles

pickles

I loved when Nanny made these pickles.  She was still making them not long before she died in 2013, well into her 80′s.  At that time, I could sit down and eat a quarter litre of them with bread and butter (or margarine).  I can’t do that today, quantities are much more limited now, but I’m so happy I have her recipe.  This recipe will yield about 5 litres.

Ingredients:

  • 4 quarts (imperial) cucumbers (thinly sliced)
  • 6 medium onions (thinly sliced)
  • 1 green pepper (cut into small chunks)
  • 1 red pepper (cut into small chunks)
  • 3 garlic cloves (thinly sliced and optional)
  • 1/3 c salt
  • ice (quite a bit)
  • 3 c white vinegar
  • 5 c sugar (I use 4)
  • 1 1/2 tsp each of celery seed and turmeric
  • 2 tbsp mustard seed

Preparation:

Place first 5 ingredients on ice with salt and let sit for 3 hours.  Drain well.  Place last 4 ingredients in a large pot (we prefer non-stick just in case).  Bring to a boil.  Add drained vegetables to the pot and bring to a boil, stirring often.  Place in clean jars and seal.

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