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Monday, September 9, 2013

Bread and Butter Pickles


I made Bread and Butter Pickles from some cucumbers
out of our garden this past week.  They turned out great
and we've been eating them on burgers, sandwiches
and paninis!  This recipe was a keeper and easy, too!




Today we had them on Balsamic Pork Tenderloin Sliders.


 I think this was my favorite so far.
Just slow roast a tenderloin 6 hours at 250 that you've
smothered with brown sugar, garlic, soy sauce,
balsamic vinegar, olive oil and kosher salt.
Seal pot with foil and let it turn into melt-in-your-mouth
yumminess while you play all day. :)




Then we washed them down with blueberry smoothies.
Mmmm.


Bread and Butter Pickles

5½ cups (about 1½ pounds) thinly sliced pickling cucumbers
1½ tablespoons kosher salt
1 cup thinly sliced sweet onion
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup white vinegar
½ cup apple cider vinegar
¼ cup light brown sugar
1½ teaspoons mustard seeds
½ teaspoon celery seeds
1/8 teaspoon ground turmeric

1. Combine cucumbers and salt in a large, shallow bowl; cover and chill 1½ hours. Move cucumbers into a colander and rinse thoroughly under cold water. Drain well, and return cucumbers to bowl. Add onion to the bowl and toss with the cucumbers.

2. Combine the granulated sugar, white vinegar, apple cider vinegar, brown sugar, mustard seeds, celery seeds and ground turmeric in a medium saucepan; bring to a simmer over medium heat, stirring until the sugar dissolves. Pour the hot vinegar mixture over cucumber mixture; let stand at room temperature 1 hour. Cover and refrigerate 24 hours. Store in an airtight container in refrigerator up to 2 weeks.

43 comments:

  1. sounds great Betsy, looks good too!

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    1. thanks, laurie...hope you try it some time!

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  2. love the tenderloin recipe but the pickles have sugar and I am a garlic freak.
    But I am sure they go very well with the sliders.
    Looks so yummy.

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    1. garlic freak....so you like garlic a lot or don't?

      the tenderloin recipe has sugar, too.

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  3. Really does sound an easy recipe. But coming from an area where many of my friends and neighbours keep kosher - I've never heard of kosher salt before. Looked it up on google. Interesting.

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    1. I cook with kosher salt all the time. I get Morton's brand in the dark blue box. I'm sure your grocery has it...check it out! We don't keep kosher...but I do like this salt for cooking! :)

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    2. I doubt it! Not in north London. But I guess I could try looking in Kosher Paradise across the road from where I work.

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  4. You're making me hungry! We love bread and butter pickles here.

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    1. we do too and I haven't made them in years....this is a really good recipe...they were delicious in just two hours!

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  5. are you just rubbing in all those good eats? what is up with at...dang, it looks good...and the smoothie too...oh my....

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    1. yep...I'm here to torture you. ha,....come on over and I'll make you a plate...and glass. :)

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  6. This look and sounds really deliciousBetsy!
    xo

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    1. It was very good....I'll have to make it again soon...we had 4 dinners out of a big tenderloin...love leftovers! ha.

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    2. I love leftovers too! I have chicken leftovers today lol

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  7. I like dill pickles more than sweet ones, but yours sure do look good!

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    1. I've never made dills....I bet there's pretty easy, too! Fresh dill and garlic, I'm thinking....

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  8. Oh, my goodness! My mouth is watering...

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    1. Wish you were close and could come over for a taste!

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  9. Those pictures are just mouthwatering. The bread looks so fresh, and the meat and pickles. Oh dear, I'm drooling too and I just finished a nice dinner of Crockpot Apricot Chicken Thighs, potato salad and cantaloupe. This is too easy on a Sunday to let the Crock Pot fix dinner, and potato salad made yesterday. Now relaxing and watching football.

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    1. now that chicken sounds really good...bet it made the house smell great!

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  10. That pork tenderloin looks incredible Betsy, my mouth is actually watering right now!

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  11. Look at you go
    Such variety at your show
    Making up for me
    With the same old same old at my sea

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    1. Poor Pat.
      Maybe if you ate junk, you'd be healed at your mat.
      ha.

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    2. Junk is what got me into this mess
      So pffft to that as that's not a guess

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    3. But stopping the junk didn't help
      might as well eat all with a yelp.
      haha.
      Maybe you just need dairy.
      what? you look kind of wary.
      hahahahahaaaaa.....

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  12. I won't even ask how you possibly have time to make pickles with everything else you do--a "supermom" for sure. I love your header coffee cup--very clever. Have a good week. Mickie :)

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    1. But wait...you must not have read the recipe because they are REALLY fast and easy! ;)

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  13. Yum, love bread and butter pickles! and they sound perfect with the little sliders. I'm gonna have to try that pork tenderloin sometime! Easy and delish. Can't go wrong there! I'm headed to the grocery too and for the same reason. lol. Have a great day!

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    1. The weekends can do that to a refrigerator, can't they? ha. Enjoy...lovely day here.

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  14. I tried that with the spices and things, and they didn't work for me!
    I am glad it worked for you...you must have the touch, Betsy!

    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. maybe you should try this recipe....very tasty!

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  15. I sometimes think a pork tenderloin is one of the most versatile pieces of meat. You can cut your own pork chops from them and then ground it up for pork burgers, make a pork roast, and one of my favorites to make pulled pork with it. Oh yeah, cut it into bite size pieces and make pork stew or use it in chili and a Shepherds Pie. Looks like you found another great use for it. And those pickles really do look yummy. Would it be hard to make dill pickles with any alterations for this recipe.

    Thanks for sharing, always appreciated.

    God bless.

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    1. that is very true....we enjoy pork tenderloin in a variety of ways. It's one of the most tender, lean meats there is! So yummy!

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  16. OH, I just LOVE Bread and Butter pickles! On many things but just PLAIN is best!

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  17. Wow, those look great. I love cucumbers and anything made with them.

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  18. why are they called Bread and Butter, dear? :)
    We make a similar salad, with sliced cucumbers, mashed garlic, a bit of salt,sugar, vinegar and celery leaves.

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  19. The rolls on which you made those sandwiches looks to be the best.

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