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bread & butter pickles

Recipe by
Francine Lizotte
Surrey South, BC

September is a busy month for home gardeners to harvest. One popular crop is cucumbers. Here's an amazing easy recipe that everyone in your family will enjoy...

yield 8 jars (500 ml)
prep time 20 Min
cook time 25 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For bread & butter pickles

  • 8 md
    cucumbers, washed and thinly sliced
  • 2 Tbsp
    sea salt, or as needed
  • 2 lg
    white onions, peeled, thinly sliced and then halved (lyonnaise cut)
  • 2 c
    white sugar
  • 2 c
    white vinegar
  • 2 tsp
    mustard seeds
  • 2 tsp
    celery seeds
  • 1 tsp
    dry mustard
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground turmeric

How To Make bread & butter pickles

  • 1
    Wash cucumbers thoroughly before slicing them using a mandolin. In a large bowl, place sliced cucumbers and cover with salt; set aside for 3 hours. Transfer cucumbers into a colander and drain well. Using a mandolin, slice onions and add to a large bowl with cucumbers; stir to combine.
  • 2
    In a large saucepan over medium heat, combine white vinegar, sugar, mustard seeds, celery seeds, dry mustard and turmeric. Stir mixture until sugar dissolves. Add cucumber mixture and bring to a boil; remove from heat.
  • 3
    Using a slotted spoon, transfer pickles in sterilized jar and pour vinegar mixture to the top. Seal and transfer jar in a water bath for 5 minutes. Remove and let pickled cucumbers rest for a week. Makes 8 jars of 500ml
  • 4
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