Store-bought pickles don't even come
close to this recipe. This is a good recipe for anyone who
would like to try pickling,
hasn't done it before. It's quite straight forward, not a
lot of ingredients.
Combine cucumbers, onions, red pepper, salt
and ice in a large bowl.
Put a weight on and allow to stand 3 hours.
For a weight, I use a plate with a gallon bottle of vinegar
or water on top of it.
Combine vinegar, sugar, turmeric, celery seed and mustard
seed in a large pot.
Add drained cucumbers.
Place pot on medium low heat.
Bring almost to a boil, but DO NOT ALLOW TO BOIL.
remove from heat.
Seal in sterilized jars, 10 minutes in a hot water bath.
Easy way to sterilize jars: Wash them well in hot soapy water.
Dry them off.
Put on a cookie sheet, right side up, at 225F.
for 15 minutes.
Turn off oven and leave them in there until you need them.
15 cups sliced pickling cucumbers
1 red pepper
3 onions, thinly sliced
1/4 cup coarse salt
4 cups cracked ice
2 1/2 cups cider vinegar
2 1/2 cups sugar
3/4 teaspoon turmeric
1/2 teaspoon celery seeds
1 tablespoon mustard seeds