My Grandma Anderson made these pickles a lot and I remember taking jars of them to college my freshman year -the onions are the best part.
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Bread and Butter Pickles
20 medium sized cucumbers
8 large onions – I try to use smaller onions so that I can use them whole or sliced not chopped
1/2 c. Salt
Slice the cucumbers and onions very thin. Add salt and mix well. Cover with ice and let stand about 3 hours.
Drain, rinse and drain well.
Combine the following:
4-1/2 cups vinegar
4-1/2 cups sugar
2 T. mustard seed
1 t. tumeric
1/2 t. ground cloves
2 t. celery seed
pinch of ground ginger
Heat on stove and bring to a boil.
Add drained cucumbers and onions.
Reduce heat. Cook slowly for 10 minutes – do not boil.
Pack hot into sterilized jars and seal.
Makes 6-7 pints.
Sounds delicious. Thanks for the recipe.
Mary, thank you so much for the recipe. I have one that is very similar that I got from an elderly lady in N.J. back in 1964. When I saw your pickles yesterday I was wondering if it was similar. Can’t wait to try yours. Thank you so much.
They are the best! Thanks Mimi!
Do you use white or cider vinegar?
Brenda – I use white vinegar
My Mother made many jars of these. After I got married, had a big garden I made them too . Solo good
These sounds delish! and since I have lots of cukes and onions I will give this a try. Thank you for sharing your recipe. I have enjoyed seeing the corn grow and all those fun pictures of the fair. My parents are from Osage and this brings back many happy memories.
Thanks for the recipe sounds good.
Mary, it looks like the recipe I used 55 years ago. Delicious. Those days are long past.
I hope you and Reed have a special fun day planned.
We hit 114 yesterday and actually had an inch of rain a few days ago. That makes 2″ so far this year.
Brenda – that’s about the time my mom was making these pickles!
Pickles are not my favorite ~ but I was known for making them for other people and including a jar at Christmas time. I also tried making hot pepper relish, main ingredients were green tomatoes and jalapeno peppers.
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