Pickled Walnuts

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Appears in
The Complete Book of Home Preserving

By Mary Norwak

Published 1978

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  • Green walnuts
  • 4 pints/2 litres water
  • 8 oz


Use the walnuts before any shell has formed, about the middle of July. Pierce each nut with a darning needle (this can stain the hands badly) and put into a brine made from the water and salt. Leave in the brine for 9 days, changing the brine three times. Drain and put on flat dishes, and leave in an airy place for 2-3 days until black. Boil the vinegar, onions and spices together for 5 minutes