Stickle Pickles

Kelli called me the other day and asked if I wanted cucumbers.  Her boyfriend’s mom had cucumbers and wanted to find a home for them.  I said sure.  The cucumbers in our garden didn’t do the best and I didn’t get many so this was perfect. The next day I had 2 FIVE GALLON BUCKETS of cucumbers.  I saw that they were all large.  I remembered a recipe that called for large cucumbers for making what is called Stickles so I thought I would give it a try.

Here’s the recipe if you want to give it a try. 5 qt. pickles 1 c. lime 1 gal water SYRUP: 2 c. water 2 c. vinegar 5 c. white sugar 1 T. salt 1 1/2 T. pickling spice (tied in a bag) Wash peel, seed and cut cucumbers lengthwise. Soak in lime water overnight, enough to cover cucumbers. Next morning, was them in clean cold water 3 times. Cover with cold water and let stand for 3 hours. Drain and cover with cold syrup. Let stand overnight. Next morning, bring to a slow boul and let them simmer until they look clear. Ladle into jars, hot to seal. This is a good way to use up those fat cucumbers. They are delicious. We ended up with 22 quarts.  Hubby loves them so all is good.

6 thoughts on “Stickle Pickles”

  1. Amy, Andra and I are talking about doing a small swap of Hawaii Sunset blocks to each other. Are you interested in joining us on that since you started this ball rolling? Smile.

  2. to Victoria Carroll-Parkhill, I think she means pickling lime which is food grade calcium hydroxide. You should be able to find it in the canning aisle of the store.

  3. Cathy Hollomon Nunley

    My Mom and I use to make these and everyone wanted some. They are sooo good. I lost the recipe and now I have it, Thank you

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