Does anyone have an easy, yet tasty, preserved watermelon rind recipe?
Irene from Naples, FL
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Hi Deborah!! I found this recipe while surfing (I've never made them myself). http://www.cooks.com/rec/view/0,1636,146171-243195,00.html
WATERMELON RIND PICKLES
Select a melon that has a thick rind. Remove outer green skin and pink flesh. Use only the greenish- white parts of the rind. Cut enough rind into 1 inch cubes to make 14 cups. Combine water and lime. Add rind and soak overnight in refrigerator. Drain cubes and rinse in cold water. Bring to a boil and cook 30 minutes. Drain.
Combine vinegar, sugar, oil of cloves, cinnamon, food color and candies. Pour over cubes. Boil slowly until cubes look clear, about 1 hour or longer, being sure cubes are covered with syrup through out cooking. Add hot water if syrup cooks down. Pack pickles in hot jars. Cover with syrup. Seal. Makes 7 pints. Use stainless steel containers or enamel to cook in and soak in.
Candied Watermelon Rinds
Serves/Makes:5 or more 1/2 pints
I'm sure that this is not what you are looking for. But if you have rind and the time these are great pickles. It has become a tradition with my grand kids,as it was for me when I was a child to "help" Granny make these pickles for the holidays!
I have made these years ago and was looking for this recipe as I lost my original. Thanks for posting they are delicious. (08/02/2008)
By Cheryl Hicks