Sweet gerkins
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Sweet gerkins
  Sweet    Pickles  
Last updated 6/12/2012 1:25:48 AM. Recipe ID 59919. Report a problem with this recipe.
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      Title: Sweet gerkins
 Categories: Pickles
      Yield: 8 Servings
 
    1/2 c  Salt
      8 c  Sugar
      6 c  Vinegar
    3/4 tb Turmeric
      5 lb Cucumbers, 3" long or less
      2 ts Celery seed
      2 ts Mixed pickling spices
      8    1" pieces cinnamon sticks
    1/2 ts Fennel
           Salt
 
  These pickles take 4 days to make. The cucumber stems need not be
  removed. Wash the cucumbers, place them in a kettle and cover with
  boiling water. About 6 hours later, drain and cover with fresh
  boiling water. Allow to stand overnight and repeat process. After 6
  hours, has been added. Let stand overnight. Drain and prick cucumbers
  3 times with a sharp table fork. Mix 3 cups sugar and 3 cups vinegar,
  add spices, bring to a boil and pour over cucumbers. Six hours later,
  drain the syrup into a kettle, add 2 cups of sugar and 2 cups of
  vinegar, bring to a boil and pour the cucumbers again. Let stand
  overnight. In the morning, drain the syrup into the kettle, add 2
  cups sugar and 1 cup vinegar, bring to a boil and pour over
  cucumbers. Six hours later, drain off the syrup once more, add one
  last cup of sugar and bring to a boil. Pcak cucumbers into clean, hot
  jars and cover with the syrup to with-in 1/2-inch of the top. Place
  jars in boiling water and process for 5 minutes after the water comes
  to a boil. Makes 7 - 8 pints
 




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Recipe ID 59919 (Apr 03, 2005)

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