Bread and Butter Pickles

Preparation info
  • Makes approx.

    4 lb

    • Difficulty


Appears in
The Cooking of the USA

By Patricia Lousada

Published 1993

  • About

This sweet–sour cucumber pickle is good enough to eat on its own with bread and butter. It is just the thing to have handy to add last-minute zest to a meal.


  • 2 lb (900 g) cucumbers (about 2 large ones), cut into ¼-inch (5 mm) slices
  • 12


Put the sliced cucumbers with the onions and salt in a large bowl. Mix together well and allow to stand for 3 hours. Drain and rinse well under cold water and drain again.

Bring all the other ingredients to the boil in a large pan and then add the cucumbers and onions. Reduce the heat and bring just to a simmer, cooking for 2 minutes. Do not allow it to boil or the finished pickles will