Wednesday, March 9, 2011

A Little Flavor of Maine With Recipe

Recipe For Mabel's
Mustard Pickles:

12 0z Mason Jar.. Pickling cukes.. 4 Tbls sugar..1 Tbl dry mustard.. 1 Tsp salt..cider vinegar and water. Cut cukes down the middle and then those spears in half, if they are too long, to fit into the jar..Pack jar with cukes.. Add 1/2 jar of cider vinegar and 1/2 jar water..Then add the dry ingredients..Shake to mix thourougly..And it's very important to shake the jar at least a couple times a day for the first 3 days while they are setting up in the frig. If you don't the dry ingredients will settle and you'll get more a vinegar flavor than mustard flavor. Of course you can adjust the amount of mustard and sugar if you want more or less..Keep the pickles chilled..Much snappier that way..

Once they are set, 3 to 4 days..accompany them with some extra sharp cheese and a brew of your choice..WICKED GOOD!