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Mustard Pickles

This brings back memories for me. My mother always made these and she never canned them but kept them in a crock in a cold basement. I know this sounds gross, but a scum would form on the top. You scraped away the scum and pulled out a pickle! Nowadays, I would probably keep them in an extra fridge or I am sure you could can them too. Probably would process them like dills, only don't use dill.

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Ingredients:

  • 1 gallon white vinegar with 5% acidity
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup canning salt
  • 1 cup ground mustard (I would look for this in bulk at Amish or health food stores)
  • cucumbers (depending on how many of these you want, you could cut the recipe in half. Your solution should cover the cucumbers.

Directions:

Mix solution well and pour over cucumbers cold. Let stand in open jar or crock or cover with cheesecloth. Wait at least a week before eating.

Source: My mom's recipe. This recipe is as old as the hills because I am 70 - LOL!

By laniegirl from IA

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August 6, 20100 found this helpful

I just wanted to say that I hadn't tried the recipe yet, but I loved your post and the stories of the origin of these pickles! Thank you so much for sharing. hugs

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August 9, 20100 found this helpful

Well thank you Threehorses! If I can find some cheap ground mustard, I am going to make these again this year. I am overrun with cukes!

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