*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                               Icycle Pickles
 
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 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Make Your Own
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    3      Gal.          crock
    2      Gal.          cucumbers -- cut
                         lengthwise in quarters
    2      C.            salt (without iodine)
                         boiling water (enough to cover)
                         Syrup:
   16      C.            sugar
   10      C.            cider vinegar
                         green food color
      1/4  C.            pickling spices -- tied
    1      In            a cloth
                         water (enough to cover pickles)
 
 Put plate and weight on pickles to keep them under
 brine. Cover crock with towel; let stand 1 week, then drain.
 Cover with boiling water; let stand 24 hours; drain. Take
 about 2 rounded tablespoonfuls powdered alum and dissolve in
 enough boiling water to cover pickles. Let stand 24 hours;
 drain. (Alum makes pickles crisp.)
 
 Syrup:
 
 Bring to a boil and pour over pickles. Let stand 24
 hours; drain and save syrup. Reheat syrup each day for 3 days
 and pour over pickles. Let stand 24 hours each time. Will
 keep in the crock or may be canned.
 
 
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