Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Grandma Hahn's Bread and Butter Pickles


25-30 medium cucumbers
8 large white onions
2 large sweet peppers
1/2 cup salt
5 cups vinegar
5 cups sugar
2 Tablespoons mustard seed
1 teaspoon tumeric
1/2 teaspoon cloves

Wash cucumbers and slice as thin as possible. Chop onions and peppers. Combine with cucumbers and salt. Let stand three hours; drain. Combine vinegar, sugar and spices in a large preserving kettle, bring to a boil.
Add drained cucumber mixture. Do not boil but heat thoroughly. Pack while hot into hot sterilized jars. Wash rim of jar with wet washcloth, put hot lid (sitting in hot water) and seal.

To keep jar hot, put clean jars into oven set at 170 degrees.

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