Bread and Butter Pickles
- 3 pounds pickling cucumbers
- 2 tablespoons pickling salt
- 2 teaspoons whole yellow mustard seed
- 2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes
- 4 cups apple cider vinegar
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon turmeric
Slice the cucumbers 1/4-inch thick by hand or on a mandoline into large mixing bowl. Toss the cucumbers with the pickling salt and cover with a thin layer of ice. Set aside for 4 hours.
Drain, rinse and drain the cucumbers again. Toss the drained cucumbers with the mustard seed and crushed red pepper. Transfer to a storage container, leaving enough room for the brine.
Make the brine by combining the vinegar, 4 cups water, the sugar and turmeric in a nonreactive saucepot. Brine to a boil and pour over the cucumbers. Let cool to room temperature before storing in a refrigerator for 3 weeks before using.
This recipe was provided by a chef, restaurant or culinary professional and may have been scaled down from a bulk recipe. The Food Network Kitchens chefs have not tested this recipe, in the proportions indicated, and therefore, we cannot make any representation as to the results.
Recipe courtesy of Andrew Donovan, The Brine and Bottle