Tuesday, December 6, 2011

I pickled the Cucs!

In my last post some of you suggested that I pickle my excess cucumbers, so that's just what I did, with a few other fresh ingredients from the garden.
Pickled Cucumbers
also known as Bread & Butter Cucumbers,  they are so delicious you'll want to have them on the table with every meal. 
I used 6 medium size cucumbers
2 onions
1/2 red capsicum
1/3 cup salt
4 cups cider vinegar
1 1/4 cup of sugar
1 teasp ground turmeric
2 teasp mustard seeds
2 teasp chopped dill
2 teasp celery seeds
Slice the cucumbers, onion and capsicum and mix together in a large bowl, sprinkle with salt.  Cover and let stand for about 4 hours.  
In a large saucepan combine the rest of the ingredients.
No celery seeds in my cupboard so I used the next best thing, the celery flowers straight from the veggie garden...(they would have been seeds one day had I had left them to mature!!)
Bring to the boil then add the well drained cucumber mixture. Bring back to the boil then remove from heat. With a slotted spoon ladle the pickles into wide mouthed sterilized jars.  Seal and water bath. 
Enjoy. . . or give to the neighbours for Christmas. . .


  1. I remember my nana making these...they were soooo good! Glad you found a way to use the excess Karen :)

  2. They look fantastic and what a great gift to receive I think!

  3. Snap! I have a bowl full of cukes in the fridge salting as I type, they'll be pickled tomorrow. Sorry to say mine weren't homegrown though..I couldn't resist them at 69c each. Your neighbours are very lucky! :)

  4. love the look of your jars of cucumbers..i wish i were your neighbour!

  5. Your pickles look delicious! I'll be making some too, just as soon as I can get out and pick. It's raining. I'd like to have them with our fresh salads and homemade beetroot for Christmas lunch.

  6. Thanks so much for this great recipe. I'm really enjoying your blog.

    Blessings Gail

  7. Yum, I did mine in spears last year, they were delish!

  8. My nan used to make these and they were very delish indeed!

    Would love for you to join in my online biccie/cookie exchange :]




  9. looking forward to cucumbers here, the pickled variety were gobbled up rapidly last year, amazing how much they cook down. Can highly recommend Asian cucumber salad if you have a glut.

  10. Hi Karen,
    I picked quite a few this morning and I will get pickling soon. Can you tell me how long you put them in the water bath for?


  11. Hi Melissa, I water bath all my preserves for about 20 minutes. If anyone else has made their pickles yet I hope your enjoying them as much as I am...
    On a sad note, my cucumber vine has suddenly developed a bad case of Mildew and just about overnight my vine has turned blotchy, yellow, brown and brittle, There are still a few young ones on there but I don't know if they'll mature well. Just as well I picked when I did!

  12. Yes, they are yum. I have a pile to do over the weekend and seeing as my silly choko is fruiting again I will make some up with them again too.


  13. Hey there :) Your recipe inspired me to try pickling some of MANY cucumbers we had! I blogged about it here. http://fridayeudaemonism.blogspot.com/2012/01/cucumber-pickles.html
    Hope that's okay :)


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