Aunt Evelyn’s Mustard Pickles

It has been a while since I have made these pickles but our gracious neighbor gave us a bag of Cukes so I thought.. hey.. why not!..I got busy trying to find the recipe and finally found it in my original puritan cook book I got ummm over 40 years ago.. yup I am that old!.

So I got my canning guru on today and got busy

So I decided to take pictures and post the recipe so everyone can enjoy the Madore family pickles.

The first thing is peel 7 cucumbers and take the seeds out.

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Peel the 5 onions and chop into bite size pieces

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Add the cukes and onions into a pot and add 1/2 cup of coarse salt and cover with water

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Let that sit for 3 hours and then drain saving 1 cup of the water (for the sauce)

Sauce:

3 tsp mustard (dry)

1/4 tsp tumeric

2 1/2 cups of white sugar

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Mix these together: Add 1/2 cup of flour and mix all that together. Then add 1 cup of water (you saved that right?)  and 3 cups of vinegar into your pot. Bring this to a boil and then dump your cukes and onions into it. Let it boil for 10 minutes. Stirring until sauce is thicken a bit.

DSC05402Wipe the excess water off them and place them on your chopping board to cool.

As you can see I don’t waste any jar I have around. Waste not want not!

DSC05403Wait for them to pop their tops, 🙂  …make sure the lids are tight and let cool.

Store in a dark cool place.

This is the original recipe I had in my book, you can tell it has been used not so gently…hehehehe

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So there is my recipe for August pickling season. Enjoy and feel free to share it with your friends.

Wonder what I will make next????

 

 

 

 

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