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Bread and Butter Pickles

These sweet, spicy bread and butter pickles are great on sandwiches and will keep several weeks in the refrigerator.

These sweet, spicy pickles are great on sandwiches and will keep several weeks in the refrigerator.

See alsoHeirloom Tomato Salsa

Ingredients

  • About 3/4 pound medium pickling or Persian cucumbers, peeled and sliced into 1/4-inch slices
  • 3/4 cup distilled white vinegar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • A pinch of celery seeds
  • A pinch of red pepper flakes

Preparation

1. Sterilize a 1-pint Mason jar and lid with boiling water. Drain and air-dry. Tightly pack the cucumber slices into the jar.

2. In a small saucepan over medium heat, bring 1/4 cup water, the vinegar, sugar, salt, mustard seeds, turmeric, celery seeds, and red pepper flakes to a boil. Stir to dissolve the sugar. Lower the heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Pour the hot liquid over the cucumbers, fasten the lid, and refrigerate for 3 days before eating, to allow flavors to develop.

Recipe printed with permission from D.I.Y. Delicious, by Vanessa Barrington (Chronicle Books, 2010).

Nutrition Information

  • Calories 0
  • Carbohydrate Content 0 g
  • Cholesterol Content 0 mg
  • Fat Content 0 g
  • Fiber Content 0 g
  • Protein Content 0 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 0 g
  • Sodium Content 0 mg
  • Sugar Content 0 g
  • Trans Fat Content 0 g
  • Unsaturated Fat Content 0 g