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                           SWEET CUCUMBER CHUNKS
 
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 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Pickles
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
   10                    Cucumbers, not too fat
    8       c            Sugar
    2       T            Pickling spice
                         -(see note)
    5       t            Salt (non-iodized salt
                         -is best)
    4       c            Vinegar
 
   Wash cucumbers and place in large pot.  Pour boiling water over cucumbers
   until they are covered.  Let stand for 24 hours and then drain.  Repeat
   this procedure for three (3) days. The cucumbers will be rather slimy after
   this. This is normal.
   
   On the fourth day drain and slice into bite-size chunks.  If the cucumbers
   are fat you can halve or quarter the chunks so you end up with bite-size
   pieces.
   
   Combine the remaining ingredients.  Bring mixture to a boil, stirring
   frequently.  Pour cooked mixture over the cucumber pieces.  Return to a
   boil, but just a boil. Do not cook. Pour cucumbers and liquid mixture into
   canning jars and seal. Jars should be sealed in a boiling water bath for 10
   minutes.
   
   NOTES:
   
   *  A very sweet cucumber pickle -- My wife’s grandmother provided us with
   this wonderful pickle recipe. Yield: Serves many.
   
   *  These are best if they sit for a month or so after canning, to give them
   time to work.  If you use iodized salt, they are more likely to get cloudy
   during that month.
   
   *  If your grocery does not sell pre-mixed pickling spice mixtures, try
   various combinations of mustard seeds, celery seeds, coriander, dill, or
   any other strongly-flavored spices that you like.
   
   *  We increase this recipe by several times.  Last year we used about 200
   cucumbers.
   
   : Difficulty:  easy.
   : Time:  4 days of soaking.  About 1-2 hours of real work.
   : Precision:  Approximate measure ok.
   
   : Jim Roche
   : University of Rochester, Computer Science Department
   
   : Copyright (C) 1986 USENET Community Trust
  
 
 
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