Tuesday, June 19, 2012



Since my brother supplies me with cucumbers - 3 or 4 every morning - I decided I had to make pickles!  I only know how to make one kind of pickles, and that is Refrigerator Pickles.   The recipe was given to me by a lady in Troy, Missouri, and they are without a doubt the best pickles ever!

These are white cucumbers and green pickling cucumbers.

I had about 2 qts of sliced cukes and added 2 good sized onions, sliced.

Once I add the sliced onions, I sprinkle with kosher/canning salt and put in fridge for 24 hrs.  Then after the 24 hrs.  you rinse the salt off.  This may take a couple rinsings in the sink or a big bowl.
Then you add the sugar and vinegar and let set in fridge for another 24 hours and then they are ready to eat!  YUMMY

The finished product.  Ronnie loves them.  We eat a bowl like this at supper every night.  The lady who gave me the recipe used to freeze hers in small containers, and they were still good.  I have not done that, but I have had them in the fridge for close to a year, in the brine, and they were still excellent.  It's amazing to me because there is no alum or anything to keep them crispy, yet they stay crispy quite well!  Must be the salt.

I'm sure I'll be making another batch, as the cukes keep coming every morning!  :)

That's all I know for now.  Until next time, take care and God bless you and yours.  Oh, and don't forget to pray tonight, because God didn't forget to wake you up this morning!

1 comment:

Lorilee said...

I love pickles. The refrigerator pickles sound yummy. I miss my Mom's grape leaves and salt brine pickles. They were wonderful with fresh from the garden tomatoes!