Tuesday, October 20, 2009
This is a recipe of my husbands grandmother. He grew up eating them. He loves them. I have to say I had never tried them until I meet my husband. I don't know that I can really say I loved the pickles when I first tried them, but I have grown to like them. They are kind of an acquired taste and after that are kind of addicting. And if it is your first time ever trying a mustard pickle go for the smallest ones. (Less potent) My kids call them the hot pickles. (not that they are spicy) I was going to post a picture of them in the container they are store but it doesn't look very appealing, so you will have to try them yourselves.
The pickles are stored and mixed in a crock. If you don't own a crock (they can be quite expensive) don't go out and buy one. A good substitute we have found that we actually used this year was a water cooler. Kinda different but it worked.
Crock Mustard Pickles
1 gallon Vinegar
1 cup. Salt (pickling)
1 cup. Sugar
1 pkg. 3oz Pickling Spice 1 lb. Mustard (Dry)
Mix 4 dry ingredients. Add a little vinegar and mix. Then add remaining vinegar and add cucumbers. Makes enough to cover 1/2 crock full of cucumbers.