Crispy sweet pickles (add hot stuff of your choice)

Yield: 1 Servings

Measure Ingredient
7 pounds Cucumbers
1 gallon Water
2 pounds Pickling Lime; (Follow Directions for amount to dissolve in 1 gallon water)
1 tablespoon Salt
2 quarts Vinegar
6 \N Strips Cinnamon Bark; (1 - 1 1/2 inches long)
1 teaspoon Grated Nutmeg; 1 Teaspoon Ground Ginger tied in a cloth
5 pounds Sugar

I promised a crispy sweet pickle recipe to the list. I've been away from the computer - sorry for the delay! This is how my Grandmother does it: Slice Cucumbers ¼ inch in thickness, place in a porcelain lined or granite vessel. Cover with 1 gallon of water in which lime has been dissolved. Let sit for 24 hours.

Remove cucumbers, rinse well through several cold water baths to remove all lime sediment.

Dissolve sugar in vinegar, add cinnamon sticks and cloth pouch of nutmeg and ginger.

Bring to boil, add slices of cucumber and boil rapidly about 35 minutes.

Discard cloth pouch, fill sterilized jars with pickles and juice, add cinnamon sticks and seal jars.

These are a family favorite. No get-together is complete without them! I suppose you could add peppers of your choice. I plan to add Calvin's Magic Powder.

Peppers alone would probably work - I love pickled okra but haven't tried them crispy style.

Posted to CHILE-HEADS DIGEST by Randy <rock4u@...> on May 22, 1998

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