Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Swimming Cucumbers

Who loves cucumbers from the garden.....raise your hand?

All of YOU?!?! That's what I thought!

This recipe is the perfect way to add some"tang"to the ever-refreshing veggie. It is important however, that one likes the zippy sting of apple cider vinegar because it's what these cucumbers swim in.

This has been a family favorite among kids and adults for many years now, so....


If I haven't sold you on this recipe, check out Jen's favorite way to eat them here.


Swimming Cucumbers

One Cup Apple Cider Vinegar
One Cup Water
Two Cups Sugar
One Teaspoon Salt
One Teaspoon Whole Cloves
1-1/2 Teaspoons Celery Seeds
7 Cucumbers, sliced and cut
Two Sweet Onions, thinly sliced

In a saucepan over low heat, warm water, apple cider vinegar, and sugar until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat. Add cloves, salt, and celery seeds. Place cucumbers and onions in container and pour liquid over them. Store in fridge for a few hours to allow the flavors to mingle and for the cucumbers to soak up the 'tang'.

As with most marination, the second day is best. Also, once all the cucumbers have been eaten, simply cut up more cucumbers and soak them in the same "juice".....the deliciousness will live on! I think they call that...........recycling......

Let's Get Pickled!
Let's Get Pickled!
Let's Get Pickled!


Annie Wagner said...

SOOOOOO GOOD. I ate one after 5 hours, it was incredible. I can't wait until tomorrow to try the full strength! I love that I can keep putting more cucumbers in as I pick them. This is definitely going into my recipe book!!

Sheri said...

So happy you loved them! It has been a family favorite in our recipe book for many, many summers!! Many of us agree that the "second string" cucumbers are the best of the bunch, so enjoy!

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