Pickled Watermelon Rind (Just to Make You Homesick)

Recipe by Molly53
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READY IN: 12hrs 30mins
YIELD: 2 pints
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Pare rind and all pink edges from the watermelon.
  • Cut into 1-inch squares or fancy shapes as desired.
  • Cover with brine made by mixing 1/4 cup of salt with1 quart cold water.
  • Soak overnight.
  • Drain brine.
  • Cover with cold water and cook until fork tender, about 10 minutes (do not overcook).
  • Drain.
  • Tie spices in a cheesecloth bag and remove before rind is bottled.
  • Make a hot pickling solution of remaining ingredients and spices, add drained rind and boil rapidly ntil rind becomes clear (about ten minutes).
  • Fill Sterilized jars.
  • Adjust jar lids as in fresh-pack dills.
  • Process in boiling water bath for 5 minutes.
  • Set jars upright, several inches apart, on a wire rack to cool.
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