Jim's grandmother (whom we all called "Granny" except when she could hear us) made refrigerator pickles. I'm not a sweet pickle fan, but I do like these pickles, which are in a sweet brine. Jim and his grandfather, Pappy, used to eat them right out of the jar 'cause they liked them so much.
Jim made this batch last week, and we ate some last night with our dinner. They were good, but they get better and better as they brine.
Here is the recipe:
Granny's Refrigerator Pickles
6 cups sliced pickling cucumbers
1 cup thinly sliced onions
1 cup sliced red and green peppers
1 cup white vinegar
2 cups white sugar
2 tablespoons salt
1 tablespoon celery seed
Mix well in a large bowl. Spoon into two clean quart jars with lids. Refrigerate. Ready to try in about four days. Will keep for 3 or 4 months in the refrigerator.
Jim added a tablespoon of Jack Daniel's whiskey to each jar before he put them into the refrigerator.
They are SO good.
So, while you still have access to the summer's bounty, make a batch of refrigerator pickles and FEED YOUR FACE!