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Fruits and Vegetables - Virginia Paper Slices

  • 2 dozen medium-sized cucumbers, unpeeled
  • 9 pints water
  • 1 pint salt
  • 1 tablespoon alum
  • 2 tablespoons ground ginger
  • 6 cups white sugar
  • 4 cups white vinegar
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon celery seed
  • 1 tablespoon mixed pickling spices

Slice cucumbers paper thin. Make a brine by combining water and salt. Soak cucumber slices in brine for seven days, stirring each day.
Rinse well; boil for 10 minutes in fresh water with alum.
Drain water; boil again in fresh water for 10 minutes with ginger.
Drain well; add sugar, vinegar, 2 cups water, celery seed, and pickling spices and boil for 30 minutes or until clear. Seal in hot jars.
Submitted By: Opal Bloomer
Hawkins Farmers Co-op
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