SWEET CUCUMBER CHUNKS
A very sweet cucumber pickle
My wife's grandmother provided us with this wonderful pickle recipe.
- 10 cucumbers,
not too fat
- 8 cups sugar
- 2 Tbsp pickling spice
- 5 tsp salt
(noniodized salt is best)
- 4 cups vinegar
Wash cucumbers and place in large pot. Pour boiling water over cucumbers
until they are covered. Let stand for 24 hours and then drain. Repeat this
procedure for three (3) days. The cucumbers will be rather slimy after this.
This is normal.
On the fourth day drain and slice into bite-size chunks. If the cucumbers are
fat you can halve or quarter the chunks so you end up with bite-size pieces.
Combine the remaining ingredients. Bring mixture to a boil, stirring
frequently. Pour cooked mixture over the cucumber pieces.
Return to a boil, but just a boil. Do not cook. Pour cucumbers and liquid
mixture into canning jars and seal. Jars should be sealed in a boiling water
bath for 10 minutes.
These are best if they sit for a month or so after canning, to give them time
to work. If you use iodized salt, they are more likely to get cloudy during
If your grocery does not sell premixed "pickling spice" mixtures, try
various combinations of mustard seeds, celery seeds, coriander, dill, or any
other strongly-flavored spices that you like.
We increase this recipe by several times. Last year we used about 200
4 days of soaking. About 1-2 hours of real work.
Approximate measure ok.
University of Rochester, Computer Science Department
Recipe last modified: 20 Mar 87
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (James Roche
Subject: RECIPE: Sweet cucumber chunks
Date: 11 Sep 87 03:08:50 GMT
Organization: U of Rochester, CS Dept, Rochester, New York, USA
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