Prep 20 mins
Cook 12 hrs
This is a great tasting mustard pickle recipe for those cucumbers that get away on you! Large is good, seedy and bitter no! Recipe from a friend's family collection. A family favorite and one that is especially good with homemade sausage, or any sausage for that matter! Great with smokies. NOTE For those new to canning or as a general refresher please read one of the many excellent canning cookbooks or go on line to become familiar with the canning procedures. While I have never processed these - I see new guidelines as to processing - do check for the recommends in your area. Do remember there are no short cuts when it comes to cleanliness - I have always assured the utensils as well as the jars are sterilized - clean the sinks and work area and have good supply of clean dish cloths on hand. Never use non - reactive containers ( use stainless steel unchipped enamel/ porcelain - be sure all your bowls and containers are food grade)
- 7 large cucumbers
- 4 large onions
- 1⁄4 cup pickling salt
- 2 1⁄2 cups vinegar
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 3⁄4 cups water
- 2 tablespoons dry mustard
- 3⁄4 tablespoon turmeric
- 1 teaspoon ginger
- 1⁄2 cup flour
- 1⁄8 teaspoon red pepper
- Peel and thinly slice cucumbers and onions.
- Sprinkle with salt and let stand overnight.
- In morning drain well and make dressing.
- Dressing:Heat vinegar.
- Blend dry ingredients with the water, using a whisk to get it nice and smooth.
- Add thickening to heated vinegar and whisk together.
- Add the sliced cucumbers and onions, simmer together until heated through.
- Put into sterilized jars and seal. Check guidelines as to processing.
- Note: have found this sauce is good for three quarts of cucumbers and onions after they have been drained.