Bread and Butter pickles


Hello steemit.

Last night I decided to make a batch of bread and butter pickles. This is a 1930's recipe.

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So I sliced up the cucumbers with a mandolin.

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Mixed with green pepper and sliced onion. Then tossed with plenty of salt to remove some water.

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The salt is all rinced off after about an hour. Its just to rove moisture from the cucumbers.

Then the brine. Its a boiled brine.

3 cups white vinegar
1 cup cider vinegar
3 cups is white sugar
2 tbsp mustard seeds
3 bay leaves
1 tbsp tumeric

Then it's a matter of canning. Some folks pressure can, that's ideal, but I just heat the jars in a water bath, stuff them, then pour the hot brine in and put the lids on.

Anyway, that's it. Bread and Butter pickles.


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Better those will be good this winter. Wish I did more canning, still trying to get the first flowers on the cucumber plants here in Calgary. I like that vegetable chopper you got!

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25.08.2019 15:41
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Thanks. The mandolin I bought this summer at a garage sale here in Regina for 5 bucks! Bargain! Has a bunch of different blades, but I like the crinkle cut one the best. But it has a French fry cutter and a julienne cutter as well. Definitely speeds up the process.

25.08.2019 16:24
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I love bread and butter pickles. We never use the pressure cooker when canning pickles. You are giving me some great recipes lately to try. Thanks @fat-elvis!

25.08.2019 19:55
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Never use a pressure cooker. Pressure canner is a different thing, not as sealed. I'm doing some snappy Dills next. Some time this week.

26.08.2019 03:44
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Really?!?!? I've used a pressure cooker for canning since I was a little boy. We use it for any meats and stews we can. I've never tried a pressure canner.

26.08.2019 03:50
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Well, be careful, I guess. They can build too much pressure and can crack jars. If you have a system, far be it for me to say to change, we all have different altitudes and experiences.

26.08.2019 04:28
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If I nail a deer this year, I'm gonna try canning some. Canned meat is awesome.

26.08.2019 23:33
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Thanks for sharing your recipe- from the 1930’s from your fret grandma is it? I will definitely try it, @fat-Elvis.

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26.08.2019 04:57
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These are some of my favorite pickles and they always taste awesome. I just wish our cucumbers did better this year, so we could put some back like you have.

28.08.2019 16:37
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