Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Tasty Tuesday-Pickles in a Pinch
Who doesn't love a pickle? Detective Carl in Tamara Hart Heiner's book Perilous loves to munch on the crispy vegetable when he gets into a pickle. He doesn't seem to be too "picky" about what kind, in fact he loves the pickled watermelon rinds that his wife rewards him with at the end of the story. If you love the taste of the home-canned variety, but you don't have time to can them yourself, this recipe will come in handy. Just microwave these babies up and refrigerate them for a few hours.
Pickles in a Pinch
2 medium cucumbers, thinly sliced
1 small onion, thinly sliced
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup vinegar (I recommend the Bragg brand of vinegar)
1 t salt
1/2 t celery seed
1/2 t mustard seed
In a large microwave-safe bowl, combine all of the ingredients. Microwave, uncovered for 3 minutes; stir. Cook 2-3 minutes longer. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours. Serve with a slotted spoon.