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Watermelon Rind Pickles
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Dreamweaver    Posted 05-20-2001 at 12:23:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
Anybody got a good recipe for this? My grandma used to make them, and I have not had any in a long time, but they were fantastic.

David - here it is!    Posted 05-20-2001 at 15:30:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
Empty and peel a medium watermelon, slice white rind into cubes.

Combine 2C sugar, 1C white vinegar, 1C water.
Add 1T broken cinnamon stick & 1 1/2t whole cloves tied in a bag. Simmer 10 min.; remove spice bag.

Add rind to above syrup with 1/2 lemon, thinly sliced; simmer til rind is clear. Seal boiling hot in hot jars to 1/2" from top. 2 pints

Dreamweaver    Posted 05-20-2001 at 15:48:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thank you kindly. :-)

Dreamweaver    Posted 05-20-2001 at 15:47:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thank you kindly. :-)

David    Posted 05-20-2001 at 14:27:33       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Sorry, I dont have the recipe yet, (mostly sugar & cloves) but you can store up watermelon rinds in salt water (enough salt to float an egg) just like cucumbers or carrots or celery can be stored.

BTW, even store-bought sweet pickles start out in brine. To soak out the salt before pickling them, they cover with hot water and let them sit overnite.

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