Thursday, August 12, 2010

Refrigerator Pickles

First of all, you guys make my day! I love your encouragement, so thank you for your comments! It's a pleasure to hear from you and know that you are enjoying the new recipes you try.

A while back I did some posts "from my mom's kitchen". This recipe is certainly classified in that category. Growing up, every summer we'd make refrigerator pickles and gobble them down. I know pickle recipes have been popping up all over the blogs lately, but my blog wouldn't feel complete without the sharing of this recipe!

These pickles were the first recipe we made at our new house because our garden is overflowing with cucumbers! The 4 jars we made last weekend are almost gone, and the garden is ready with more cucumbers -- guess it's time to make more pickles.

You'll need a few supplies for making pickles:

-A good, thin, cucumber slicer
-Cutting board
-A large bowl
-Canning jars, or other glass jars for storing the pickles

Once you have these, you're all set!

Mom's Refrigerator Pickles- Mom
{Print Recipe}

3 C sugar
3 C vinegar
~4 T pickling salt
1/2 tsp. tumeric
1 tsp. celery seed
1 tsp. mustard seed
2 onions, sliced
1 gallon sliced cucumbers

Mix all the ingredients together in a very large bowl.

Of course, my mom made these pickles :) It wouldn't be a recipe from my mom's kitchen without her expertise!

We used onion flakes this time, and they worked great!

Prepare your cucumbers....

Then, stir them in to the juices.

Allow them to "pickle" for just a few minutes, and then transfer them to jars.

Tongs work great for transferring pickles to jars.

Pour the brine over the top and store in the refrigerator.

This recipe is easily halved or quartered if you don't have very many cucumbers!


This post is linked to:
Slightly Indulgent Tuesday
Tuesday Tastes
Ingredient Spotlight


  1. Are these like bread and butter pickles? (Those are the only kinds my husband likes!)

  2. @ Elisabeth -- I've never heard them called bread and butter pickles, but a quick Google search leads me to think they are similar to bread and butter pickles.

  3. Oooo...yummy! We're about to have an abundance of cucumbers too, so I'll definitely have to bookmark this recipe! Your mom is so pretty, by the way. She looks like a very sweet mom!

  4. I would just like to say thank you for sharing all that you do! Your blog has been a real blessing to me. It has been a big factor in helping me find joy in my own kitchen. Thank you so, so much!!

    P.s. It's so exciting to see that you have your own kitchen you can paint and do want you want with it. I hope you enjoy it very much!

    Have a wonderful day!!

  5. My cukes are just starting to take off and I'll be making these as soon as I have a good amount :) my hubby prefers dill, I can't stand dill, so these make my taste buds happy :)

  6. How simple - I love sweet pickles! thanks for sharing your mom's recipe!

  7. Hope you will stop by and link this post up to my "Canning Week Blog Party" Aug. 23-27. I think it will be a great way to educate and encourage others to preserve their own produce and hopefully be a lot of fun too!!!

  8. These are most definitely bread and butter pickles. This is the recipe that I use as well except that I heat my 'juice' just until the sugar and salt dissolve and then pour over the cucumbers and onions. Oooo sooo good!! They are good in the fridge for 6 months but ours never last that long!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

  9. Very simple.. I love that! I adore pickles, but have never made my own...maybe it's time I try!

  10. just printed the recipe and can't wait to try it! say thanks to your mama from me :)

  11. Your sister brought some over to share and so my mom and I have been waiting for this recipe! They were so yummy and they look easy! Thanks!

  12. Since I'm not set up to do canning, I'm excited about the recipe for these pickles. My grandmother used to make bread and butter pickles and I LOVED them!
    I have some pickles waiting and a few jars sitting empty so I think I'll make these today. Thanks for sharing your mom's recipe! ~Lorna


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