Sylvia Johnson of Lincoln – Cold Cucumber Recipe

The Captain went over to fish Fort Peck with Jim Johnson of Lincoln and the owner of Hi Country Snack Foods. Sylvia Johnson sent along a jar of her cold cucumbers. It was such a hit in the campground that the Captain asked for another jar when he dropped Johnson off at his home. Sylvia accomadated wit another jar and handed off her recipe. I hope you enjoy it! Thanks again Sylvia!
Refrigerator Cucumber Pickles

 What You Need

 

  •  2lbs cucumbers, sliced (I like to peel cucumbers)
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 1 cup chopped green pepper

What You Do

 

  •  Layer cucumbers, onion, pepper in bowl, add I teaspoon salt between each of 3 layers.
  • Toss.
  • Cover and set  aside for 1  hour.
  • Drain off liquid.

Brine Preparation Instructions

What You Need

 

  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 Tbsp mustard seed
  • 1 Tbsp celery seed
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped

What You Bring to gentle boil for 2 minutes until sugar is dissolved.

  • Cool Brine.
  • Pour over drained cucumbers, onion, green pepper
  • Let stand for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Marinate in fridge overnight.

Makes approx  6 cups.

Will keep in fridge for 5 weeks.

Recipe has been around a long time.  My retired neighbor said ‘pickles’ were better tasting than her grandmother’s.   I took several recipes and came up with this.  Most recipes called for 2 cups sugar, I added only 1 1/2 cup of sugar.  You can add more spices, garlic, pepper whatever pleases you. I have used zucchini in this recipe. Enjoy!