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mom's quick pickles

★★★★★ 2
a recipe by
Teresa G.
Here, KY

This is the way my mother made her "cucumbers and onions." They are so deliciously fresh and easy to make, and require only a few basic ingredients. Mom never used a recipe, of course, so I've measured and tasted and measured and tasted some more, until I got it just right.

★★★★★ 2
serves 6 or more
prep time 10 Min
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For mom's quick pickles

  • 1 1/2 c
    cold spring water
  • 1/2 c
    apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp
    white granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 c
    sliced cucumber (1 medium-large)
  • 1/4 c
    thinly sliced spring onion or green onion

How To Make mom's quick pickles

  • 1
    In a nonreactive bowl or container (minimum 24 oz. size,) mix together water, vinegar and sugar, until sugar is dissolved.
  • 2
    Add sliced cucumbers; stir lightly. (NOTE: Cucumbers may be peeled or skin scored with a fork or zesting tool, if desired.)
  • 3
    Add sliced onions; stir lightly.
  • 4
    Submerge vegetables as much as possible; cover with lid or plastic wrap.
  • 5
    Refrigerate at least 2 hours or up to 2 days before serving (best when made the day before serving.)
  • 6
    Refrigerate leftovers.