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pickled watermelon rind

Recipe by
mary hendricks
conyers, GA

Sweet yummy goodness. A forgotten treat. It has a similar flavor to a gerkins sweet pickle Used to see these all over the farmers market and crafty shows. 20 years I've been searching and can not find them.. . exception Amazon sells for + $25 a jar lol nope made my own. Kicking self for not making these earlier they are to easy and such a rush of childhood memories with grandma Why toss the rind when you can make these yummy treats!

yield 8 serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 1 Hr
method Stove Top

Ingredients For pickled watermelon rind

  • 1
  • 4 c
  • 1 c
  • I stick
  • 5-7
  • 6
    coriander seeds
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/2-3/4 c
    apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp
  • salt
  • 1 Tbsp
    baking soda for rinse
  • 1/2 tsp
    red pepper flakes optional

How To Make pickled watermelon rind

  • 1
    Wash well and Cut watermelon and place the red melon meat aside or eat
  • 2
    peel the watermelon rind of its green skin leaving only the white flesh with just a wee touch of pink. Cut into chunks or strips
  • 3
    place the strips in a bowl of water with salt and a bit of baking soda and allow to soak for about 5 minutes
  • 4
    Drain chunks and wash well
  • 5
    Place chunks in pot with water and bring to boil. Reduce to a low boil and boil off for about 20 minutes. The melon should loose the whiteness when done and be tender
  • 6
    drain set melon aside
  • 7
    Pour 4 cups of water, sugar, spices and about 1 tsp salt into pot. When sugar is dissolved add the watermelon rind back in . Bring back to boil and reduce heat
  • 8
    Stir occasionally and simmer about 15 minutes. Add vinegar in and stir Continue to cook for about 15 minutes more
  • 9
    When liquid is reduced by 1/2 they should be done. Allow to cool and place in container and place in frig. Enjoy!