Thursday, August 25, 2011 By: fishandtam

Refrigerator pickles

This is my Mom's recipe. She actually made it with Ryan and I and now it's a staple in our home. We even have friends that come over, request a jar, and return their empty jar for more. These pickles are super easy to make, but it does take up a bit of refrigerator space for a few days while they're soaking. It's totally worth it though.


8 cups sliced cucumbers
1 cups sliced onions (cut slices into quarters)
1/2 cup canning salt
2 cups sugar
1 cups vinegar
1/2 teaspoon celery seed
1/2 teaspoon mustard seed


Put sliced cucumbers, onions and canning salt in a large container and add enough water to cover the ingredients.  Let stand for at least 2 hours (overnight is ok), then drain off liquid. 

Add sugar, vinegar, celery seed and mustard seed to the container.

Place in refrigerator, stir once a day for 3 days.

They are now ready to serve. 

We usually make a double or triple batch. 

We put our pickles in Ball canning jars and store them in our rec-room refrigerator until we are ready to eat them.  Putting them in the jars also makes it easier when our friends try them and want to take some home with them!  They should keep for 6+ months in the fridge, but they probably wont last that long!


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