Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Freezer Pickles

Have you ever heard of freezer pickles?  My Father-In-Law gave me a bunch of cucumbers so I decided to try one of my husbands wonderful aunts recipe.  They are so good.  I will make them again.  And yes you put them in the freezer.  Believe it or not when you thaw them they are still crunchy.  I just love canning and freezing fresh garden food.
Mix 7 cups cucumber sliced thin and 1 cup sliced and pulled apart onions 2Tbsp salt. Let set 2 hours.

Mix 2 C. Sugar, 2Tbsp Celery seed, 1 C. vinegar, 1Tbsp mustard seed.  Bring to a boil.  Drain cucumbers.  Pour sugar mixture over cucumbers and stir.  Weigh down with plate over night in refrigerator.

                    Then put in the freezer. If you like put in a little alum.  They really do stay crisp!
                                                    Something to do with all those cucumbers.




  1. I don't know if that comment went through... trying again.

    Thanks for sharing! I'm excited to try it! Do you have to wait to eat them? or can you eat them right away?

  2. I love freezer pickles and make them each year!

    Oh, I live about 25 minutes from Joplin on the MO side.

    So is that the 66 drive in? We love that place!

  3. My mom used to make pickles when I was growing up. I loved the dill pickles and bread and butter pickles. But I've never made any.
    I was moving stuff around in my deep freezer this evening to put away hamburger that I cooked up and some that I left raw but in packaging, of course. I can't believe all the berries I have in there. I bought marionberries last week and froze them, some will be made into jam. Now I need to find the time.