Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Freezer Pickles

We are a pickle-loving family.  My hubby, and children enjoy them both as a snack or as a side to a meal.

During the winter we first tried these tasty pickles at a friends house.  My husband LOVED them.  He kept exclaiming how good they were.

That's usually a pretty good hint that I need to get the recipe.

I'm happy to say they are as easy to make as they are to consume!

Mix together

8 cups thinly sliced cucumbers

2 cups thinly sliced onions

2 Tablespoons salt

Let this mixture stand for thirty minutes, and then drain off the excess liquid.

In the meantime mix together

2 cups of sugar

3/4 cup of vinegar

Stir until sugar is dissolved.

After you drain your cucumbers, pour the sugar and vinegar brine over them and stir.

Fill freezer boxes and press down to make sure the liquid covers the cucumbers.

Thaw for several hours in the refrigerator before serving.

This recipe yields approximately 3 pints of pickles.