Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Mom's Old Fashioned Cucumber Pickle Recipe

Do you like Pickled Refrigerator Cucumbers?
Every since I can remember these were mainstays in our summers refrigerator.
My Dad always had a big garden, so our summer table was blessed with plenty of fresh vegetables to feast on. Once the Cukes were on we knew Mom would be making her refrigerator pickles for us all to enjoy.
As you can see this recipe has been much used in my home as well over the years.
 In order to preserve it in my Mom's original handwriting I covered it with clear plastic a couple of years ago.
It's hard to read with the camera's glare on it so I've typed it out for you here:
Cledia's Old Fashioned Cucumber Onion Pickle
1/2 cup vinegar
1/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup water
2 Tbsp. salad oil
1/2 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. pepper
2 small sized cucumber,
thinly sliced
1 onion, sliced
Combine and mix the first 6 ingredients in a sauce pan. Heat, stirring just until the sugar is dissolved.
Remove from the heat. Arrange cucumbers and onions in a covered refrigerator dish. Pour vinegar mix over the cucumber and onions, cover and refrigerate 4-6 hours before serving.
Hope you will enjoy this recipe as much as we do!!
I'm partying here today:



  1. We used to make these a lot when we had gardens!

  2. Good morning! My mom made these too! I LOVED them. She didn't have a recipe written down but I have a feeling it was very similar to this one. LOVE that you have your mom's original recipe in her handwriting. I have a few of those too. Good idea on how to preserve them. Enjoy your day!

  3. Oh, yes, I remember the days when...if I had loads of cucumbers, this is just what I'd do. Another thing my mother did was much simpler and sat on the counter...we were allowed to enjoy them without asking permission, which I loved...cucumbers sliced and just covered with apple cider vinegar. She'd peel up several cucumbers every morning and they would be our snack throughout the day.

  4. My mom used to make these. They are delicious! Thanks for the recipe. Maybe I can get a batch made up before the weekend. Farmer's Market is tomorrow.

  5. Sounds delicious! I have never made my own homemade pickles, but have always wanted to and this recipe sounds great - thanks for sharing!

    Hugs to you!

  6. Sounds like a good recipe!
    Thanks for sharing with us.

    Have a good day.


  7. It sure sounds good! Nothing better than those old 'tried and true' recipes! Thanks for sharing! Hugs!

  8. So special, lovely recipe and the holder in a shoe last, and those scales, all from times gone by. I will save this, as no bottling, just in the fridge for a few hours, then serve. Hugs,Jean

  9. I have this recipe, given to me by my mother in law ... haven't made them for years since the kids moved away.

  10. I love that recipe just because it was your Moms. I am so glad you shared it.

  11. What a treasure the hand-written recipe from your Mom is. I love these pickles. Thanks for sharing.

    p.s. the other day a blogger shared an etsy site where they can take a handwritten recipe etc. and print them on a kitchen towel!!!

  12. These sound really good, but better yet is that they are a family recipe. I love recipes that are passed down from generation to generation :)

  13. I know only a few (two to be exact) who put up pickles. There must be some secret to why more don't.
    They are delicious and I always want more. I guess now that I have the recipe, I'll be number three!

  14. Oh yes, my mother always had a bowl of these on the table in the summer. I make them, too, when I have enough cukes. Yum yum!

  15. Sounds great! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  16. Thank you for the recipe. I am so excited because I making pickles for the first time this year.
    Thank You!

  17. Thank you for the recipe. I am so excited because I making pickles for the first time this year.
    Thank You!

  18. I can't wait to try these Kimberly! YUM, YUM!

  19. I love these! The only thing I do different is I don't add salad oil. Thanks for sharing!

  20. I think I will make this today. We always had this at home and I loved it. I have cucumbers in the fringe. Thanks for sharing.

  21. Oh, wow, thank you for the recipe! Would like to try them too! All my best from Austria and a happy happy time

  22. Hi, this recipe sounds so good and I can't wait to try it. Thanks I pinned it.


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