Bread & Butter Pickles

Gram had many recipes for pickles of various types, and here is one from this little booklet. It is for a small batch, and note it does not call for alum, which is often used in pickles to give them their crispy crunch. Bread & butter pickles are typically made with mustard seeds and are savory and sweet at the same time. This looks like it would be a simple recipe for a beginning pickler. Most bread & butter pickles are cut into slices rather than spears. Although the recipe does not specify, you would boil it briefly until the slices lose their bright green fresh color and assume the muted green of pickles.

Bread & Butter Pickles

12 pickles

1 pt vinegar

1 pt sugar

1 teaspoon mustard seed

1 teaspoon celery seed

1 tablespoon full salt

leave it come to a boil

One thought on “Bread & Butter Pickles

  1. This Bread and Butter Pickle recipe looks like it was written by my late mother. The hand writing is identical. By the way…she had the exact same recipe she used for her pickles. It’s excellent!


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