Icicle Pickles
INGREDIENTS
  • 6 lbs. cucumbers
  • 3 pt. vinegar
  • 1 pt. water
  • 3 c. sugar
  • 3/4 c. salt
  • 1 tsp. alum
  • Celery seed and onions
DIRECTIONS
  1. Cut cucumbers lengthwise in quarters and soak 2-3 hours in ice water.
  2. Drain.
  3. Pack into jars with a slice of onion on bottom and top.
  4. Add 1 teaspoon celery seed to each jar.
  5. Bring remaining ingredients to boil; pour hot liquid into jars and seal.
  6. Allow to set for 1 month.
  7. Yield: 6 pints.
RECIPE BACKSTORY
My husbands favorite pickle. His mother used to make them