Former State Representative
- 2 quart watermelon rind
- 1 oz ginger
- 1 gallon water
- 5 1/2 cup sugar
- 4 1/2 quart water
- 2 lemons
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 2 Tbsp lime
- 2 quart water
Remove all the rind on outer side (green) and red melon inside, leaving only white rind. Cut in 1 – inch squares.
Make a solution of lime and 2 quarts water. Cover rind with this solution and soak for 4 hours. Pour off lime solution. Cover with clear water and let stand for 2 hours. Drain, then boil for 45 minutes in ginger in 1 gallon of water.
Drain and drop into boiling syrup, made with sugar, 4 1/2 quarts water and juice of 1 lemon and salt. Slice other lemon and add 30 minutes later. Cook until rind is clear and transparent and syrup is like honey.
When cool pack in jars; seal and process for 30 minutes.
Green and red coloring may be added.