These probably won't last long in my refrigerator--they are too delicious!
I love this recipe! My sister gave it to me and I've been making it for years, though without the pepper. I even made them with sweetner instead of sugar and they were good. We love these pickles and onions on hamburgers and also other sandwiches. I make a double batch and put them in a gallon ice cream container in the frig.
These were very good, but when I made this recipe, I used 7 cups of sliced cucumbers, and layered them along with the onions and chopped green peppers in a large glass bowl; sprinkling one tablespoon of Morton's Canning & Pickling Salt, between the layers, and then let them sit on the kitchen counter for 3 hrs. I then drained the vegetables in a colander. When making the brine, I didn't add the tablespoon of canning salt, no need to, as I've never added any salt to my brine when making refrigerator pickles, especially after I've already added it to the cucumber/onion/green peppers before hand. When I did prepare the brine, I noticed I needed to add more of it, so I doubled the amount of ingredients, using 2 cups of vinegar, but only using 3 cups of sugar, and 4 teaspoons of celery seed. I think the 1-1/2 cups of sugar, (per each batch) is pretty much the right amount for this recipe, as suggested by others, but I think 1 tablespoon of celery seed is a bit much for this recipe, I think 2 teaspoons of celery seed per batch, is more than enough; especially if using 7 cups of sliced cucumbers. I also heated the brine ingrediets, to all most a boil, before pouring over the pickle/onion/peppers. About 36 hrs later, I shared these pickles with 2 of my dd's, my daughter's room-mate, and my granddaughter, which were enjoyed by all. By the time everyone was done snacking on 'em, there weren't many left in the bowl. Janet, thank you for sharing this recipe with fellow Zaar members. They were very good!
I made these last Thursday and tried them for the first time today. Outstanding! For this, I substituted a red pepper for the green and added a teaspoon of mustard seed but otherwise, I followed the recipe. I don't think they're going to last two months! :-D
Great recipe, I would reduce the sugar they were a little to sweet for me, but still wonderful. I added fresh dill and a couple garlic cloves to my last batch and it gave them a savory sweet flavor that was awesome! I also omitted the pepper and onion.
this is the best recipe!!!! I already made using regular salad cucumbers, pickling cucumbers, and zucchini...All great! The only thing, I use less sugar(1,5cup) and I omit the peppers. But fantastic recipe! I love it!
This was good and quite easy. I left out the onion and green pepper, and added 1/2 tbsp of ground mustard. I wasn't sure how long to marinate them, but I tried them after 4 days, and they were tasty. I also substituted squash for cucumber for one jar, and they were great too. Thanks for the recipe :)
Great recipe! I too cut down on the sugar and used half splenda to further cut it down. I brined the veggies before hand by layering them and sprinkling with salt which takes the "rawness" out of the onions and then cut down on the salt in the main recipe. I did 10 cups of cukes and used mustard seed instead of celery seed as that was what my mother always used. Great recipe thanks for posting!!!!
Very good and easy. I would reduce the sugar a bit next time...trying it with red peppers today! YUM!
Made these pickles a few days ago. Just tried them and WOW!! So easy to do and they taste terrific!! Thank you for posting this recipe!!