My cucumbers are growing splendidly. Not the pickling kind of course. The regular eating kind are going gang busters.
I decided to try a refrigerator bread and butter pickle. I wasn’t sure that regular cucumbers would be good as pickles. Not wanting to waste time canning something that wouldn’t turn out I went with the easy refrigerator recipe.
Here are the cucumbers I used.
I bought this handy dandy mandolin years ago at Fred Meyer. This sticker that is still on it shows $9.99. I love this thing.
Be very careful that you don’t slice your finger off. It’s that sharp. It comes with a thing you are supposed to use to prevent that from happening. I use it occasionally.
Less than two minutes later I had my required six cups of sliced cucumbers.
Heated up a little vinegar and sugar. Sliced up some onion and green pepper and here it is. Refrigerator bread and butter pickles.
Michael and Joshua love them. Nicholas has never liked sweet pickles.
It worked so well and I still had plenty of cucumbers that I decided to throw together Japanese Cucumber Salad. Mmmmm. Very good.
If anyone has any other ideas on how to use up slicing cucumbers let me know in the comments section.
Happy pickling from Salt Creek Farm.