Saturday, April 26, 2008

French Pickles



My Favorite Receipt By Royal Baking Powder Company, Royal Baking Powder Company (1886)

"Mustard Pickles 2 qts cucumbers 2 qts green tomatoes 2 qts small onions 2 qts cauliflower soak in a weak brine overnight drain and cook each separately till tender For the paste 1 gal vinegar 1 large cup flour 1 Ib mustard Ibs sugar stir the paste tiil it boils then pour it over the vegetables Katie Heinz Brookdale N.J." 


In trying to locate more complete directions for an old recipe in my collection, I found this....and the only way I could copy it was by sending it to my blog.....didn't have one......now I do.  So I named it for the recipe I was researching!

Below is my recipe for French Pickles.  I've had it forever.  Think it was my grandmothers.  I have made it before, but a long time ago.  I just remember it was delicious.  Just not sure now about that 'first vinegar'

French Pickles (relish)

Measure after putting thru meat grinder:

1 c. sweet red peppers
1 c. green tomatoes
1 c. cucumbers
1 c. onions
1 head celery
1 c. cauliflower

Sprinkle with salt and let stand over night.
Drain and cook in first vinegar about ten min.
Drain.

Dressing:  
2 qts. vinegar
1 T. tumeric powder
2 T. celery seed
2 T. white mustard seed
3 lbs. brown sugar
1/2 c. flour

When it begins to boil add pickles and cook about 15 mintues.  If cukes are rather large I cut out the seeds.

This is verbatim from my recipe card.


1 comment:

Sarah said...

i laughed so hard at this -- LOVE IT!!! You are so funny -- I'm off to deliver some flowers and will call you when I get back.
love, sarah