I know I haven’t been blogging much but food stuff lately but mostly that’s because it’s August and August for me is major canning season. So I have been a little busy. But if you make pickles we really, really enjoyed a bread and butter pickle recipe that I found on allrecipes. You can find it here.
I started with 25 lbs. of awesome pickling cucumbers.
Slice everything up (I used a gallon of sliced cucumbers per batch) and put them in a large bowl with the salt (I only used 1/3 of a cup of salt not the 1/2 a cup that the recipe calls for).
cover it with ice and let it sit for about 3 hours.
If you want to can them follow the directions for canning bread and butter pickles in your ball blue book. They turned out SUPER CRUNCHY and YUMMY. Just how a pickle should be.
Other random pickled things. I canned super yummy three bean salad. If you want that recipe it’s in the ball blue book. (I don’t use lima beans though cause YUCK). I also made 14 quarts of Dill pickles. I haven’t tried them yet, I hope that they turn out crunchy too, because soggy pickles are NASTY!! I don’t use the ball blue book recipe for dill pickles, I have NEVER had success with that recipe so this year I tried a different one. It they turned out I’ll share the recipe with you sometime down the road.
My 25 lbs. of cucumbers turned into this, well this plus 6 more pints of bread and butter pickles.