Slippery Jims Pickled Cucumbers
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2 stars - 1 review
ready in: over 5 hrs
8 large, very ripe cucumbers
1/2 cup salt
1 1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons mustard seed
1 tablespoon celery seed
1 tablespoon mixed whole pickling spices
3 1/2 cups cider vinegar
Pare and slice cucumbers lengthwise into 4 or 5 inch lengths. Remove seeds. Sprinkle with salt and let stand 24 hours.
Place salted cucumbers in colander, drain one hour.
In large cooking pot boil sugar, spices and vinegar 5 minutes. Add sliced cucumbers and simmer 20-25 minutes. Pack into hot jars and seal at once.
Pickles came out very salty. I am going to try the recipe again and rinse the cucumbers before draining one hour. Then I will continue as written.