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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
-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
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