Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Frozen Cucumber Pickles

Frozen Cucumber Pickles

This is a recipe from my mom which I just made yesterday. I don't know if it was the fact that I used the fresh cucumber from our farmer's market or if it was my ravenous craving for them, they just were refreshing and delicious!
1 pound Kirby or pickling cucumbers, sliced (4 cups)
2 cups thinly sliced onions
1 tablespoon salt
3 tablespoons water
1 cup sugar
½ cup cider vinegar

Combine cucumber, onions, salt and water in a glass bowl
Let stand at room temperature for two hours
Add sugar and vinegar stirring until sugar is dissolved
Pack mixture lightly into two 1-pint freezer containers, leaving 1-inch space at top
Cover tightly and freeze overnight or up to 6 weeks
Thaw at room temperature 4 hours.

Refrigerate any leftovers up to 1 week

Makes 4 cups