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Mom's Watermelon Pickles Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Jacqy Lewis Soderberg
Added: Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Category:
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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 1/2 to 2 dark green watermelons
3 1/2 lbs. sugar
1/2 tsp. oil of cloves
1/2 tsp. oil of cinnamon
1 pint vinegar

Directions:
Directions:
Mom's directions:
"I believe the watermelons are called Diamond.
Remove all of the pink from the watermelons and cut the rind into squares. Boil until soft as you do potatoes. Drain. Place in a crock.
The oils are available at a drugstore.
Mix the sugar, oils and vinegar and bring to a boil.
She said she usually doubled that part of the recipe. Pour over watermelon. Let stand overnight. Drain liquid and boil it again. Repeat this procedure for three days. Then boil it all, pickles too and put into sterilized jars and seal."

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
She got this recipe from her neighbor in St. Paul, Helen Kennedy. They were delicious!

 

 

 

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