Bread and Butter Pickles

Makes 2 quarts

Ingredients

  • 16 cups of thinly sliced cucumbers
  • 8 small white onions, sliced thin
  • 2 green peppers cut in to 1/2" pieces
  • 2 red peppers (optional)
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 4 cups ice
  • 5 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves (optional)
  • 2 teaspoon mustard seed
  • 5 cups white vinegar
Directions
  1. Combine cucumbers, onions, and peppers in a metal pan.
  2. Combine salt and ice.  Pack ice mixture around veggies and let sit for 3 hours.
  3. Drain vegetables and rinse very well.
  4. Combine sugar, turmeric, cloves, mustard seed, and vinegar in a large sauce pan.  Bring to boil over medium heat and let boil for 5 minutes.
  5. Pack vegetables in sterilized jars.  
  6. Pour brine over vegetables, leaving 1/2 inch head space.
  7. Process in hot water bath for 10 minutes.  
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