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    Pickled Gherkins

    List of Ingredients

    • 4 quarts small cucumbers
    • 1/2 cup salt
    • 1 quart boiling water
    • 1 1/2 pints vinegar
    • 1 1/2 pounds granulated sugar
    • 1/2 oz celery seed
    • 1/2 oz allspice
    • 3 cinnamon sticks


    1. Wash the cucumbers and place in a stone jar or crock.
    2. To make the brine: In a large pot, add salt to boiling water; allow to cool before pouring over the cucumbers.
    3. Allow to stand over night.
    4. Drain brine off the cucumbers and wash in clear water.
    5. To make the syrup: In a large pot, add vinegar, sugar and spices; bring to a boil.
    6. Cool slightly and pour over the cucumbers. Seal in an air tight stone container.
    7. Leave for at least two weeks.

    Final Comments

    The gherkins will take on a shrivelled appearance, but will become plump again after several days in the syrup.




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