If you love pickles, why not try making them at home? This is a simple recipe with delicious results.
- 1 Pound Kirby cucumbers, sliced 1/4-inch thick
- 1 small onion, thinly sliced
- 1/4 Cup kosher salt
- 2 1/2 cups sugar
- 8 Cups white vinegar
- 1 Tablespoon mustard seeds
- 3/4 Teaspoons celery seeds
- 3/4 Teaspoons ground turmeric
- 1/4 Teaspoon ground cloves
Step 1: Using a large mixing bowl, combine 1 pound Kirby cucumbers (sliced 1/4-inch thick), 1 small onion (thinly sliced), 1/4 cup kosher salt and enough ice to cover. Mix well.
Step 2: Let stand for three hours. Drain and rinse, then drain again.
Step 3: In a large sauce pan, combine 2 1/2 cups sugar, 8 cups white vinegar, 1 tablespoon mustard seeds, 3/4 teaspoon celery seeds, 3/4 teaspoon ground turmeric and 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves. Bring to a boil.
Step 4: Add cucumbers and resume boiling for 5 minutes. Remove from heat.
Step 5: Ladle cucumbers and brine into jars, cover with lids and refrigerate for 1 to 2 weeks.