Too Many Cucumbers--What to Do? Freezer Pickles
Long ago and far away, Ellen lived with me. Whenever we had too many cucumbers, she would make cucumber pickles. I didn’t like pickles, so I never tried them. She ate them with abandon. I was stupid.
I found myself with way more cucumbers than I could eat, and I remembered her pickles. Maybe I would like them? I talked to her about it, and she wasn’t sure where the recipe was, but gave me some hints. I looked all over and couldn’t find it. She told me as much as she could remember, so I started to look around on the Internet.
I found a recipe that looked close and made a half batch--in case I didn’t like it. They have to sit overnight before freezing. The next day, I tried them and liked them. I made another half batch and my cucumber problem was under control.
Here is the recipe I used:
Crispy freezer pickles
6 or 7 cups sliced cucumbers
2 cups sugar
1 cup white vinegar
1 cup diced onions
1 tsp. celery seed
1 tsp. Salt
In a large bowl mix all ingredients and stir until sugar dissolves.
Refrigerate overnight to allow flavors to blend.
Fill freezer containers, label, date and freeze until ready to use