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Sweet Pickles Recipe
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- 75 cucumbers
- 2 cups salt
- 1 gallon boiling water
- 1 tablespoon alum
- Select and wash about 75 cucumbers 3 or 4 inches long and cut them into chunks or slices about 3/4 of an inch thick
- This should make about two gallons after cutting
- Place in a stone jar and pour over them 2 cupfuls of salt and 1 gallon of boiling water
- Let stand one week, skimming every day, if necessary
- On the eighth day drain well, and pour over them one gallon of boiling water
- Let stand 24 hours
- On the ninth day drain again and pour over them 1 gallon boiling water and 1 tablespoonful of powdered alum
- Let stand 24 hours
- On the tenth day, drain and pour over them 1 gallon of boiling water and let stand 24 hours
- On the eleventh day, drain and ___ into a clean jar or preserving kettle
- ____ pour oven them boiling hot the following ____