CUKE-CHUNKS(AV) USENET Cookbook CUKE-CHUNKS(AV)
SWEET CUCUMBER CHUNKS
CUKE-CHUNKS - A very sweet cucumber pickle
My wife's grandmother provided us with this wonderful
INGREDIENTS (Serves many)
10 cucumbers, not too fat
8 cups sugar
2 Tbsp pickling spice (see note)
5 tsp salt (noniodized salt is best)
4 cups vinegar
(1) Wash cucumbers and place in large pot.
ing water over cucumbers until they are
Let stand for 24 hours and then drain.
procedure for three (3) days. The cucumbers
be rather slimy after this. This is
(2) On the fourth day drain and slice into
chunks. If the cucumbers are fat you
can halve or
quarter the chunks so you end up with
(3) Combine the remaining ingredients. Bring
to a boil, stirring frequently. Pour
ture over the cucumber pieces.
(4) Return to a boil, but just a boil. Do
Pour cucumbers and liquid mixture into
jars and seal. Jars should be sealed
in a boiling
water bath for 10 minutes.
These are best if they sit for a month or so after
to give them time to work. If you use iodized salt,
more likely to get cloudy during that month.
If your grocery does not sell premixed "pickling
tures, try various combinations of mustard seeds,
seeds, coriander, dill, or any other strongly-flavored
spices that you like.
We increase this recipe by several times. Last
year we used
about 200 cucumbers.
Difficulty: easy. Time: 4 days of soaking. About
of real work. Precision: Approximate measure ok.
University of Rochester, Computer Science Department
From: rives@purdue (Katherine Rives Albitz)
Subject: RECIPE: Curried fruit
Date: 20 Feb 87 04:30:22 GMT
Organization: Purdue University, Lafayette, Indiania,
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