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North Carolina style cold sweet pickle recipe

smtack Dec 5, 2012 07:05 PM

I made a great batch of pickles about 4 years ago! I lost the recipe. I have been thinking of those pickles for days now. It was a recipe that you had to change the water daily for a week or so and keep in fridge. No boiling cukes... No spices.... no alum....just water, vinegar and sugar. I have looked online for the recipe with no luck :(

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    Jeanne RE: smtack Dec 8, 2012 12:09 AM

    Have you done a search for Refrigerator Pickles? I just did and came up with one immediately that was for sweet pickles.

    Edit - you don't change the water daily but they sound good.

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    1. re: Jeanne
      Antilope RE: Jeanne Dec 8, 2012 11:05 AM

      I've done extensive searches for Refrigerator pickles, x day pickles (3 day, 5 day, 7 day, 9 day 14 day, etc., even in old newspapers and in Archive.org) and have not found the exact recipe described.

      1. re: Antilope
        alkapal RE: Antilope Dec 9, 2012 07:36 AM

        seems like a wasteful method, pouring all that sugar out every day!

    2. alkapal RE: smtack Dec 9, 2012 06:14 AM

      smitten kitten has a good-looking recipe for bread and butter pickles that i've been wanting to try. i trust smitten kitten's recipes. http://smittenkitchen.com/blog/2010/0...

      the pickles are not prepared the way you did your old pickles, but i don't know if that is your principal criteria.

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