Slippery Jacks

Slippery Jacks Recipe

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3 pints


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7 large
yellow cucumbers
1 1/2 c
cold water
hand full of salt


3 c
3 Tbsp
mustard seed
3/4 tsp
turmeric, ground

How to Make Slippery Jacks


  • 1Peel and slice cucumbers or cut into lengthwise pieces, put into a large bowl or kettle, pour a handful of salt on them. Let stand overnight.
    In morning, drain in colander, put cucumbers back into kettle, cover with water and vinegar, let come to boil and drain. 3 c. vinegar 3 tsp. mustard seed 3/4 tsp. turmeric

    Place the above ingredients in a kettle, let come to a rolling boil, add the drained cucumbers, cover pan, let simmer until cucumbers are glassy, or until you can put a toothpick through easily, watch carefully. When they can be done, they will be nice and tender. Put in jars and seal. Makes 3 pints.
  • 2NOTE: Do not use too much turmeric as it is poison and only used to keep as well as it makes pickles look pretty. A little does not hurt anything, but too much would make pickles taste bitter.

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About Slippery Jacks

Course/Dish: Other Side Dishes
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy

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