Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Bread-and-Butter Pickles

Makes 16 servings         ( serving size : 1/4 cup drained pickles)

This easy pickle recipe yields lots of cucumber pickles to keep on hand for picnics or snacks. Try bread-and-butter pickles on sandwiches or burgers, as a complement to field peas, or as a snack with whole-grain mustard, cheddar cheese, and crackers. Thin-skinned pickling cucumbers are essential.

5-1/2            cups thinly sliced pickling cucumbers (about 1 1/2 pounds)
1-1/2           tablespoons kosher salt
1                  cup thinly sliced onion 
1                  cup sugar 
1                  cup white vinegar
1/2               cup cider vinegar
1/4               cup packed brown sugar
1-1/2            teaspoons mustard seeds
1/2               teaspoon celery seeds
1/8               teaspoon turmeric

1.          Combine cucumbers and salt in a large bowl; cover and chill 1 1/2 hours. Drain; rinse cucumbers under cold water. Drain; return cucumbers to bowl. Add onion to bowl.
2.          Combine sugar and remaining ingredients in a medium saucepan; bring to a simmer over medium heat, stirring until sugar dissolves. Pour hot vinegar mixture over cucumber mixture; let stand at room temperature 1 hour. Cover and refrigerate 24 hours. Store in an airtight container in refrigerator up to 2 weeks.


  1. Hi Nee,
    I love pickles! I don't think that I could stop at just one or two!

  2. when i saw the title of your post, i was thinking some bread in the pickle...LOL! i rarely take pickles and if i take, it will be a very common mixed vegetable pickle, it consists of cucumber, carrot, cabbage, long beans..thx for sharing your cucumber pickle recipe.

  3. ivy sew http://simplybeautifulhealthyliving.blogspot.comSeptember 4, 2013 at 8:06 AM

    Nee, this is great to eat with burger :) Thanks for sharing, Nee ..

  4. I Nee, I loved your post on the pickles, my favorite is Bread and Butter Pickles. Great blog. I am friends with Louise from Months of Edible Celebrations, and she told me about your blog. I would love to add your blog to my sidebar, if you would add mine. I just added my icon to your followers list. My blog is Family Plus Food Equals Love or
    Thanks, I look forward to more of your posts. Dottie Sauchelli Balin :)

  5. Bread and butter pickles are a favorite around here! These sound wonderful!

  6. Hi Joyce , you will love these pickles , they are a breeze to make . I had an abundance of fruits and veggies this year , thanks for stopping by :)

  7. I Lena , you just made my day , try them they are easy and better than store bought , thanks for stopping by :).

  8. Hi Ivy , you are welcome , thanks for stopping by :).

  9. Hi Nellie , they are crunchy and like Lays potato chips you can't just eat one , thanks for stopping by :).

  10. Hi Dottie , glad to make a new friend and my thanks to Louise , she is such a grand and gracious lady , I have learn so much from her . I am now a follower of yours and I will add your blog to my sidebar . I also grew up in an Italian family and what great fun . I also married one . Thanks for stopping by.
    Jean'ne Carano :)

  11. Yum! I love all things pickled, and these bread and butter pickles look terrific. Really good stuff - thanks!

  12. Thanks John , my garden has an abundance of vegetables and fruits this year , I will do a lot of canning and freezing mostly {giggling} , thank you for stopping by :).

  13. Dear Nee, These pickles look wonderful, as do all of your delicious posts. Blessings dear. Catherine

  14. p.s. please stop by and enter my giveaway for a cookbook. Blessings, Catherine

  15. Hi Catherine , thanks so much and I will stop by and enter your giveaway and thanks for stopping by :)

  16. Hi Cquek , the pickles are delicious and so easy to prepare . Thank you for stopping by :).


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