Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Freezer Pickles

I am so sorry about the non updating of this blog lately, but I just haven't had time to do it.

After 22 years in the military, my husband is retiring and we are moving back home, and we are leaving this base in 4 weeks, which means a lot of paperwork, a lot of running around and a lot of packing and stressing.

I've been cooking but just haven't had time to get the recipes on the blog, so the updating will be sporadic for a while, bear with me.

Here is a great recipe for those who enjoy pickles, this one takes 3 days from start to finish but it's well worth it, so delicious.

You can use any kind of cucumber.  And guess what?  These pickles will stay good in the freezer for up to a year :)

Freezer Pickles
Freezer Pickles
Source:  The Amish Cook at Home

4 to 5 cucumbers, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch thick slices
2 tablespoons of salt
1 large onion, sliced
1 3/4 cups sugar
1/2 cup distilled white vinegar

Freezer Pickles

Day 1 - Put the cucumbers, salt and onion in a large bowl.  Cover and refrigerate for 24 hours.

Day 2 - Drain the sauce from the cucumbers.  Combine the sugar and vinegar and stir to dissolve the sugar.  Pour the mixture over the cucumbers.  Cover and refrigerate for 24 hours.

Day 3 - Take the pickles out of the refrigerator and pack into a freezer safe container.  Pour the syrup over the pickles and freeze until ready to use.


  1. Oh Yum Sandra! I love making refrigerator pickles but we don't eat them fast enough, not I can make them and they wont spoil on me :)

  2. is that cucumber ?i love seeing them being garnished but never like eating 'em...........

  3. 1/2 cup of vinegar isn't much. Is that correct?