Unripe Cucumber Pickles

Gherkins

Wipe four quarts small unripe cucumbers. Put in a stone jar and add one cup salt dissolved in two quarts boiling water and let stand three days. Drain cucumber from brine, bring brine to boiling point, pour over cucumbers, and again let stand three days; repeat. Drain, wipe cucumbers, and pour over one gallon boiling water in which one tablespoon alum has been dissolved. Let stand six hours, then drain from alum water. Cook cucumbers ten minutes, a few at a time, in one-fourth the following mixture heated to the boiling point and boiled ten minutes: —

Ingredients

  • 1 gallon vinegar.
  • 4 red peppers.
  • 2 sticks cinnamon.
  • 2 tablespoons allspice berries.
  • 2 tablespoons cloves.

Method

Strain remaining liquor over pickles which have, been put in a stone jar.