SUGAR PACKED PICKLES
I've been making these pickles for well over 30 years now. These sweet pickles are good for eating as well as using in potato and chicken salad. It's so much better than using bought relish.
Do NOT soak cucumbers in anything aluminum! Soak them in glass or stainless steel. A butter churn works well, too.
Boil 6 quarts of fresh water with 1 1/2 boxes of salt. Pour over cucumbers and let stand overnight.
Drain cucumbers and place back into same pot or whatever you're soaking them in. Boil 6 quarts of fresh water with 1 box of alum then pour over cucumbers and let stand overnight.
Drain cucumbers and place back into same pot or whatever you're using for soaking. Boil 6 quarts of fresh water and pour over cucumbers and let stand overnight.
I like saving all size jars such as, jelly jars, molasses jars, etc to use for my pickles because they don't need to be sealed. I normally just use my canning jars because I have so many but my advice is to not use metal lids. The vinegar will make them rust. I actually save my mayo plastic lids because they fit perfectly on my canning jars.
If you have to use jelly or molasses jars, which doesn't come with plastic lids, be sure to put plastic wrap (double or triple) and then screw the lid on. Check them ever so often to make sure the lid isn't rusting. If it is, just replace with more plastic wrap. Hey, you can even use plastic wrap with a string or ribbon tied around it secure the plastic.