I first made these pickles after a friend gave me a bounty of cucumbers fresh from her garden, and I knew I needed to find a way to use them before they went bad. This Bread and Butter pickle recipe solved my problem and was very uncomplicated to make. Even though it isn’t exactly garden season at the moment, you can still find cucumbers at the grocery store and have these stashed in your fridge year round. They keep for about a month in the fridge and also make great gifts! I haven’t encountered anyone who doesn’t appreciate a jar of homemade pickles to snack on!
Start by slicing your cucumbers into coins and soaking them in icy water along with onions and a bunch of salt. Let them sit for at least 2 hours to ensure the pickles stay crunchy.
Then you just bring the vinegar and all the seasonings to a boil.
Drain the cucumber and onion, and add to the seasoning mixture on the stove.
Turn the heat off and transfer everything to a jar. Let it cool to room temp, put the lid on and store in the fridge for up to a month. Yum!
Bread and Butter Pickles Recipe
1 lb pickling cucumbers, like Israeli of Kirby, sliced into coins
1 small yellow onion, sliced as thinly as possible
2 tbsp kosher salt
1/2 cup white wine vinegar
1/2 cup raw honey
1/2 tsp ground turmeric
1/2 tsp black peppercorns
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp coriander seeds
A pinch of celery seed
1 bay leaf
- Combine the cucumbers, onion and salt in a large mixing bowl of very icy ice water and let them sit for 2 hours (this will help keep the pickles very crunchy).
- Meanwhile, bring the vinegar, honey and seasonings to a boil in a large pot. Drain the cucumbers and onions and add them to the pot. Bring back to a boil, immediately turn off the heat, and transfer the entire mixture to a glass jar.
- Once the jar cools to room temperature, put a lid on it and store in the refrigerator for up to a month.
Makes about a pint
From: It’s All Good