Nina Henson, Linville High School
- 7 lb cucumber, peeled and cut into lengths
- 2 cup lime
- 2 gallon water
Soak cucumber stick in lime water 24 hours in glass or crock container. Rinse 3 times in clear cool water – careful not to break sticks.
Soak 3 hours in ice water. Remove from water; drain well.
- 2 quart apple cider vinegar
- 4 1/2 lb sugar
- 1 Tbsp pure salt (not iodized)
Pour syrup over cumber. Let stand overnight. Add celery seed, mustard seed and spices to suit taste – small amount of turmeric.
Boil mixture 35 minutes. Put in jars and simmer.