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Old 04-23-2006, 09:01 PM   #1
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Wanted: bread & butter pickle recipe

My hubby & his mother love bread & butter pickles! We buy the jars and eat all the pickles, and then keep the juice to pickle hard boiled eggs. I think TJ would put just about anything in that bread & butter thing. They've asked me to find them the recipe, can you help? I'm looking forward to homemade pickles


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Old 04-24-2006, 12:48 AM   #2
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Here are a couple of totally different B&B pickle recipes to get you started.

This one is from the USDA National Center for Home Canning website. The other is from the Ball/Kerr Homecanning website - and is going to be a bit sweeter since it includes brown sugar.

And, there are even more options found from a simple Google search.

Some are processed (canned), some are fermented, and some are refrigerator pickles.

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Old 04-24-2006, 03:03 AM   #3
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Pickle Recipes

I found a lot of recipes at Cooks.com.
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Old 04-24-2006, 06:05 PM   #4
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I've found that using google for recipes led to terrible results.

Well, now I don't know what recipe to go with. We don't need to cook for an army, and it will be the kind that you keep in the fridge. Maybe I'll just compile an average...
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Old 04-24-2006, 06:48 PM   #5
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I was surprised one day I grabbed a jar of them at Dollar General. I'd grown up eating my moms homemade ones and absolutely loved them. Anyway, I was shocked that these tasted almost identical to hers. I frequently buy them by the jar vs. making them due to the cost of making them vs. buying. And since I don't have my deceased mothers recipe this is the closest to hers I'd ever beable to come probably.
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Old 04-25-2006, 12:06 AM   #6
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Well, of course it's easier to buy them, but I think they want to do this together and make a day of it, you know... family thing It's too bad you don't have this recipe!
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Old 04-25-2006, 12:48 AM   #7
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I've posted this before, but they're so good, they deserve to be seen by newbies!

Here's my Grandma's recipe, just as she wrote it, so if you have questions, I can't help much, as she always made them, and I never did, and now she is too old to cook anymore. They're so good, I'm thinking I need to carry on her tradition.

Grandma's Pickles

4 quarts sliced cucumbers
6 medium white onions, sliced
2 green bell peppers, chopped
3 cloves garlic
1/3 c. coarse salt
5 c. granulated sugar
1-1/2 tsp turmeric
1-1/2 tsp celery seed
2 T mustard seed
3 c. apple cider vinegar

Wash & slice cukes, add onions, peppers and whole garlic cloves.
Add salt; cover w/cracked ice ad mix thoroughly.
Let stand 3 hours in refrigerator.
Combine other ingredients. Pour over drained cukes etc, and heat just to boiling.
Seal in hot sterilized jars.
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Old 05-01-2006, 10:39 AM   #8
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Have you heared of Rick's Picks? Rick is a semi-famed pickler of all things that can be pickled, and he has a lot of fans. I saw him on food network once and somewhere else but I forget where. If you go to his website (http://rickspicksnyc.com/press.html) it says that for his bread and butter chips he uses dried cherries, coconut, and ginger in replace of some of the sugar. I'd do that, but I'd still use the full amount of sugar because it doesn't say how much of the sugar these things replace. That sounds really good.
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Old 05-01-2006, 05:10 PM   #9
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jkath - I was trying to figure out the main lines in most of the above recipes, and this sounds exactly right, thank you! It looks simple enough. In any case, nothing beats a grandma's recipe I think my hubby and his mom will have fun with this. I'll let you know how it turns out!

banana brain - that's a fun idea, but a little complicated to start with. If they want to start making this regularly, I'll give the cherry variation a try
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Old 05-03-2006, 12:07 PM   #10
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Sweet pickles from Dill

I received this recipe from my mother-in-law years ago. You start with quart size jar of store bought dill pickles. I buy when on sale.

1 cup vinegar (I use white vinegar)
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup water
1 small onion chopped
1 tsp (or more) mixed pickling spice (tied in piece of cloth)
small cinamon stick (optional)

Drain dill pickles and cut into slices right back into pickle jar, with spices and onion. Cook to boiling the vinegar, sugar and water. Pour over pickles and replace lid. Put in refrigerator. Let stand at least a week before eating.

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