Friday, April 01, 2016

#3814 - Frozen Cucumbers and Onions

(by Shirley McNevich)

4lbs. cucumbers
8 cups sliced onions
1/4 cup salt
3/4 cup water
4 cups white sugar
2 cups cider vinegar

Wash and slice the cucumbers. Place HALF of the sliced cucumbers into a large bowl, and the other half in a second large bowl. Place HALF of the sliced onions into each bowl with the sliced cucumbers. Pour HALF of the water into each bowl over the onions. Sprinkle HALF of the salt over the onions in each bowl. Cover each bowl with a tea towel and let them sit for 2 hours--do NOT drain. Add HALF of the white sugar and HALF of the cider vinegar to each bowl--stir the mixture in each bowl until the white sugar is dissolved. Taste the juice--if too sweet add more cider vinegar to each bowl and stir again. If too sour add more white sugar to each bowl and stir again. Divide both bowls of cucumber mixture into 2 cup size plastic containers with lids (leave a little empty space at the top of each container to allow for expansion during freezing). Place the lids on the containers and freeze them. After frozen, place one container in the refrigerator overnight to thaw and they will be ready to eat. Repeat when needed.

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