"The first zucchini I ever saw I killed it with a hoe."--John Gould, Monstrous Depravity, 1963

Nanny's Sweet Pickles Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Virginia Rogers
Added: Friday, September 16, 2005

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
small firm cucumbers
vinegar
alum
sugar
salt
pickling spice

Directions:
Directions:
Wash cucumbers. Soak in a brine made of water and salt (enough salt to float an egg) for three days. Remove from brine and soak in clear water for two days. Slice into desired shapes. Heat 1 part vinegar to 2 parts water (enough to cover cucumbers). Add 1 tsp. of alum per quart of cucumbers. Let stand for two days. Boil 1 pint vinegar, 6 cups sugar, and 1 T. pickling spice. Add sliced cucumbers and heat. Heat syrup 3 consecutive days and pour over pickles. Can in sterilized jars.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
These pickles won first place in the state fair. They are the secret ingredient in potato salad. Green food coloring may be added if desired, but not needed before canning.

 

 

 

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