Bread and Butter Pickles
|Title:||Bread And Butter Pickles|
Source: My mom, her mom, her mom, etc.
4 quarts cucumbers, sliced 1/4-inch thick
2 sweet green peppers (bell peppers), cut into strips
6 onions, sliced 1/4-inch thick
3 cloves garlic, whole
1/3 cup pickling salt
5 cups granulated sugar
3 cups vinegar
1 1/2 teaspoons turmeric
1 1/2 teaspoons celery seed
2 tablespoons mustard seed
Put cukes, green peppers, onions and garlic in a big (food safe) plastic tub. Gently mix in salt. Cover with ice (about an inch). Cover with a tea towel and let sit in a cool place overnight.
The next morning, rinse and drain. Put into a large pot. Add remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil. Ladle into hot, sterile jars leaving 1/2-inch headspace. Process in boiling water bath 10 minutes.*
*recommended processing time by the USDA.