This is a simple recipe, and the result has tons more flavor than the store-boughts. Less sweet, more zesty.
Recipe courtesy of Hugh Acheson
Bread 'n' Butter Pickles
Total:
3 hr
Inactive:
3 hr
Level:
Easy
Total:
3 hr
Inactive:
3 hr
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

  • 12 small (3-inch) Kirby cucumbers, or 2 English cucumbers
  • 1 large sweet onion
  • 1/2 cup coarse salt
  • Leaves from 1 bunch of celery
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 tsp ground fenugreek
  • 1/2 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 tsp brown mustard seeds
  • 8 allspice berries
  • 1 1/2 cups cider vinegar
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup

Directions

Wash the Kirby cucumbers under cold water and then slice into 1/3-inch rounds, about as thick as an Oreo. Peel the onion, cut in half lengthwise, and slice into semicircles the same width as the cukes. Toss the onions and the cucumbers in a bowl with the salt and let sit for 1 hour. Rinse well in a colander, drain, and place in a nonreactive bowl. Tear up the celery leaves and add to the mix, then set aside.

In a saucepan, combine the pepper flakes, fenugreek, turmeric, mustard seeds, the allspice berries, vinegar, 1/2 cup water, the sugar, and maple syrup. Bring to a rapid boil and then pour over the cucumbers. Leave them uncovered for 2 hours and then refrigerate. When they reach fridge temperature, cover with plastic wrap. Done. But they'll be at their best a day or two later. They'll keep in the refrigerator for about 10 days.

Cook's Note

You can use store-bought pickling spice instead of the allspice and preceding four ingredients, and you'll end up with good pickles, but not these pickles. And these pickles are better.

This recipe was provided by a chef, restaurant or culinary professional. It has not been tested for home use.

Trending Videos 7 Videos

Get the Recipe

Gabriele's Limoncello 01:28

Gabriele shares his family recipe for a delicious summertime libation.

Similar Topics:

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Guisados Pickled Onions

Recipe courtesy of Guisados

On TV

Pizza Masters

7:30am | 6:30c

Pizza Masters

8:30am | 7:30c

Pizza Masters

9:30am | 8:30c

Extra Virgin

10am | 9c

Extra Virgin

10:30am | 9:30c

Extra Virgin

11am | 10c

Taco Trip

12pm | 11c

Taco Trip

1pm | 12c

Taco Trip

1:30pm | 12:30c

Good Eats

2pm | 1c

Carnival Eats

3:30pm | 2:30c

Carnival Eats

4:30pm | 3:30c

Carnival Eats

5:30pm | 4:30c

Man Fire Food

6:30pm | 5:30c
On Tonight
On Tonight

Burgers, Brew & 'Que

8pm | 7c

Burgers, Brew & 'Que

8:30pm | 7:30c

Burgers, Brew & 'Que

9:30pm | 8:30c

Man v. Food

10pm | 9c

Man v. Food

10:30pm | 9:30c

Man v. Food

11pm | 10c

Man v. Food

11:30pm | 10:30c

Burgers, Brew & 'Que

12:30am | 11:30c

Burgers, Brew & 'Que

1:30am | 12:30c

Man v. Food

2am | 1c

Man v. Food

2:30am | 1:30c

Man v. Food

3am | 2c

Man v. Food

3:30am | 2:30c

So Much Pretty Food Here