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#2924430 - 08/29/12 08:00 AM Fridge Pickles
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Registered: 11/21/01
Posts: 13444
Loc: Hixson,TN

My Great-Aunt Thelma used to make these...she'd use those big ole JFG mayonnaise jars and have them in the fridge for us rugrats. Said it helped 'save the cans for winter'...meaning the jars of misc. veggies from her garden.

She was an 'old maid' and was always "putting up for hard times"...seeing as she'd lived through the Depression and never had much before or after it either. A full 8 years after she passed, when my cousin was renovating her house - he found a secret stash of canned goods of, she did have enough to see her through!

Fridge Pickles

8 - 12 cucumbers, sliced thin
4 cups sugar
1/2 cup salt
1 1/2 tsp. mustard seed
1 medium onion (to each jar-more onions for big jar or to your fancy)
4 cups white vinegar
1 1/2 tsp. celery seed

Put cucumbers and onions in jar.
On stove, heat the sugar, salt, celery seed, mustard seed, and vinegar - just until that sugar melts good
While still hot, pour the mixture over the cucumbers & onions filling that JFG Mayo jar
Now just put the jar in the fridge - and eat when cool.
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#2928479 - 09/01/12 07:04 AM Re: Fridge Pickles [Re: TennesseeRains]

Registered: 09/28/03
Posts: 26196
Loc: Spring Hill, TN

Definitely a summer treat. During my own childhood, I believe my mom did a version of this that probably reflected having the same thing done by her granny, but I don't think she carried through on all the prep. I don't think she ever heated anything up, just did the onion/cuke/vinegar/water mix in a bowl.

I've learned to doctor up the brine a bit, and during heavy cuke season will just keep adding cukes and brine to it as we go. Great stuff on sammiches, salads, and forks!
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#2928563 - 09/01/12 08:39 AM Re: Fridge Pickles [Re: Nimrod777]
12 Point

Registered: 01/29/07
Posts: 6265
Loc: Adirondack Mtns, NY

Made a gallon jug of them this week with a similar recipe..............they are great.

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#2938020 - 09/10/12 09:29 AM Re: Fridge Pickles [Re: FULLDRAWXX75]
Formally known as Nyper
16 Point

Registered: 11/29/00
Posts: 11341
Loc: Lebanon

Remember my grandmother doing the same. Freaking awesome!

I'd make some today if I had a container big enough to hold them. I might send the woman to the store. \:\)

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