Grandma Howe's Bread and Butter Pickles

Farm - to - Market to Home II

Northminister Presbyterian Church

Endwell, NY

  • 2 (full) qt. sliced medium cucumbers
  • 3 medium white onions, sliced
  • 1 1/2 cloves fresh garlic, minced
  • 1/4 c. salt
  • 2 1/2 c. white sugar
  • 1 1/2 c. apple cider vinegar
  • 3/4 tsp. turmeric
  • 3/4 tsp. celery seed
  • 1 tsp. mustard seed

Do not pare cukes. Slice 1/8 to 1/4 inch thick. Add onions and garlic to slices of cukes. Mix together; add salt over this and cover with cracked ice. Mix thoroughly. Let stand 3 hours. Drain well.

Combine remaining ingredients. Pour over cuke mixture. Heat just to a boil. Pack in clean, hot jars to within 1/2 inch of top, making sure vinegar solution covers vegetables. Cap each jar at once. Process 5 minutes in boiling water bath. Makes for pints.

Betty Holdsworth