Bread and Butter Pickles

Not only are these pickles easy to make, they are the most delicious pickles for burgers! Tangy from vinegar, and slightly sweet, there's nothing better!

Bread and Butter Pickles

3 pounds crisp cucumbers, sliced 1/4-inch thick
1/2 medium onion, thinly sliced
1/4 C kosher salt or sea salt
2 C white vinegar
1/2 C water
1 C sugar
2 T mustard seeds
1 t celery seeds
1 t turmeric

Place the cucumbers and onions in a colander resting in a large bowl or in the sink. Toss with the salt and let stand for 1-2 hours (the cucumbers will release a lot of water during salting).

Rinse the cucumbers and onions and then place in a single layer on a couple of sheet pans lined with paper towels. Cover with another layer of paper towels and let dry overnight.

The next day, combine the vinegar, water, sugar, mustard seeds, celery seeds, and turmeric in a large saucepan. Heat to a boil, cook until sugar is completely dissolved, and then remove from heat.

Pack your sterilised canning jars with the cucumbers and onions, leaving about 1/2-inch space from the top of the jars. Pour the vinegar mixture over the cucumbers and onions to fill the jars. Seal the jars according to the manufacturer's instructions. If you store in the fridge you don’t need to hot water bath to can the pickles, however always use sterilised jars & lids. For a shelf stable recipe follow a reputable canning recipe like this.

Store in the refrigerator and allow to sit for several days before opening to allow the flavours to fully develop. Best served chilled.

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