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Good old fashioned pickles from Grandma. This recipe is nearly 100 years old, passed from generation to generation. These are great pickles, and really very easy.
- Slice cucumbers about 1/8 inch thick.
- Pour salt over cucumbers.
- Pour enough boiling water over all to cover.
- Stir and let stand 8 hours or overnight.
- Drain and discard brine.
- In a saucepan, combine vinegar, 1 cup sugar, spices and alum.
- Bring to a boil.
- Put cucumbers in a large glass jar or plastic bucket with lid or a stoneware crock.
- Pour boiling vinegar mixture over cucumbers.
- Cover and let stand.
- Next day, and each consecutive day for 5 days total, stir in one additional cup of sugar.
- Do not reheat when sugar is added.
- At the end of the 5th day, pickles are done and may be stored in covered jar.
- Do not seal jars.
- Pickles will keep indefinitely and get better with age.
hi donna. my name is pat and i want to thank you for the wonderful pickle recipe. it wasent only very,very tasty but it was easy too. rite up my ally. what i would like to know though is can i put them in a jar with a lid and put them in the fridg. to keep. i dont want to processes them just cover them so they stay fresh till thanksgiving. your friend for ever lal pat