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6 quarts thinly sliced, well-scrubbed, unpeeled cucumbers

1 quart thinly sliced small onions

1/2 cup pickling salt

3 cups pure cider vinegar

6 cups sugar

1/4 cup mustard seed

2 tablespoons whole cloves

1 tablespoon celery seed

1 teaspoon turmeric (optional)


1. Combine sliced cucumbers and onions in a large shallow pan. Sprinkle pickling salt over all and mix in with your hands. Cover with ice and let sit for 3 hours or more. Drain. Rinse in cold water. Drain again thoroughly.

2. Make a brine of vinegar, sugar, and spices and bring to a boil. Add drained vegetables and bring to a boil again for 3 to 4 minutes. Pack in hot sterilized jars and process for 10 minutes in a boiling water bath.

Bon Appetit!

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