Saturday, July 12, 2008

Watermelon Pickles

So what the heck kinda fuzzy picture is that?'s not fuzzy, it's just my sealed witches brew. No not really, it's just some watermelon rind left over from the fouth of July rotting in some salt water and once it gets a nasty and stinky I'm going to wash them and make pickles.

What say you? That's gross? You're going to eat rotten watermelon? AWWWW YEAH We Are!

This is a very old recipe. My great-grandmother's to be exact. Our mom always made these when we were growing up and rest assured there is nothing...NOTHING even close to as tasty as a watermelon pickle. We don't really eat it rotten, after the rind and been left to stand in the brine for 1 week we will take the "pickles" out and wash off any bad stuff and or toss whatever bits look like they won't make it.

I will post as the project goes one, but for is step one.

Boil 1 Cup salt and 1 gallon water. Pour over cut up pieces of watermelon rind (outer skin peeled). Use a 2 gallon earthen jar if you have one ( I don't so I went with this Tupperware) Make sure to sterilize the container you use by running boiling water all over the interior surface and interior lid. You don't really have to do this, but better safe than sorry. Let it stand one week. There will be some gasses released so you need to make sure the lid stays on. I will pile some books on top of my lid to make sure it stays sealed.

We'll see you at the end of the week with the next step!


1 comment:

nicole said...