posted by ptwhizbang 04-04-101 7:57 AM
Easy Lime Pickles
7 lb cucumbers, sliced ¼" thick
2 cups lime (See note 1 below)
2 gallons water
4 1/2 lbs white sugar
2 quarts vinegar
1/2 quart water
1 tsp celery seed
1 large tbs salt
1 tsp mixed pickling spices
Mix pickle ingredients together. Soak for 24 hours in plastic dish pan. (See note 2 below) Rinse well and cover with clear, cold water. Let set 3 more hours.
Drain pickles and cover with the syrup ingredients. Put this in a kettle and mix over heat until sugar is dissolved. Let stand until next morning in this solution.
Next day, bring all to a boil and boil for 35 minutes. Pack in pint jars and seal.
1) This is the king of lime that is bought at hardware stores and is used on lawns and gardens.
2) If left over 24 hours, they will spoil for you.
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