I got this recipe from an old family friend. She used to make us these pickles when we were kids. It is a really simple recipe, and the hardest part is not eating the pickles before they are ready. You can add pimentos, sliced bell peppers, or whole garlic cloves to the vinegar solution as alternative options.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
additional:
2 days
total:
2 days
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Stir sugar, salt, and vinegar together in a plastic container with a lid until sugar is mostly dissolved. Place cucumbers and onion in the vinegar solution; stir to coat. Cover container and refrigerate for at least 2 days, stirring occasionally.

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Editor's Note:

The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the vinegar solution ingredients. The actual amount consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

304 calories; protein 1.6g 3% DV; carbohydrates 76.5g 25% DV; fat 0.3g 1% DV; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 3494.1mg 140% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/20/2013
Amazing! Thought I was in my Mom's kitchen! Hubby, being British, asked me to cut the sugar down a bit next time, but for me, they were perfect. Just for the heck of it, I added a tbsp of dill and a tsp of mustard seed (white). This is a top notch recipe! Thanks for the taste of home! Read More
(51)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/22/2016
These were way to sweet for my taste. But i plan to try them again with less sugar. Read More
(4)
69 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 57
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
08/20/2013
Amazing! Thought I was in my Mom's kitchen! Hubby, being British, asked me to cut the sugar down a bit next time, but for me, they were perfect. Just for the heck of it, I added a tbsp of dill and a tsp of mustard seed (white). This is a top notch recipe! Thanks for the taste of home! Read More
(51)
Rating: 4 stars
03/01/2013
These were pretty good, but even better on the 4th day, when I polished off the small batch I made! Loved how the cuke and onion were soft yet crunchy. I think a little mustard seed would be a nice addition, I'll give it a try next time. Will for sure make again, thanks! Read More
(32)
Rating: 4 stars
02/24/2013
I cut the vinegar with some water and used splenda instead of sugar. The kids ate them like candy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/13/2013
I used apple cider vinegar because I don't think white should be used for cooking. I cut the sugar in half and they were still sweet. I was in a farm co-op this summer and had a lot fo cucumbers and bell peppers. My boyfriend ate a quart of these a week. They are so wonderful. Read More
(19)
Rating: 5 stars
08/03/2014
Just made my second batch today. First batch I added celery seed and crushed red pepper flakes. I mixed white vinegar apple cider vinegar and water half cup each. Today added a red pepper and a jalapeno pepper trying for a little heat Hate having to wait two days but worth it. Read More
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2014
Excellent. I only used 1/8 cup sugar. Added garlic, and fresh ground black pepper. They were gone in minutes. Tonight I'll add fresh Thai chilies for some heat. YUM Read More
(9)
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Rating: 5 stars
07/11/2015
Love these! I always want a batch of these in the fridge. I cut the sugar in half and didn't put in the salt. Instead I added a dash of garlic salt celery seed and dill Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
03/07/2017
I cant review this honestly as I usually follow a similar recipe by adding tidbits of items in the reviews. what I did, after cutting the cukes, skin on, I mixed up the 2tbs salt, 1/2 cup each cider and white vinegars with 1/2 cup purified water. Added 1 tsp galic salt and 1/2 tsp celery seed. and medium yellow onion sliced thin then broken apart. they were really great. My first attempt too. I was surprised because they are so easy to make. Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
02/22/2015
These are the bomb!! Soooo easy too. ADDED to my review on the second round: Gone in a day and a half. Making these for Dad next. Maybe fewer onions although they were gone too! Read More
(6)
Rating: 3 stars
07/22/2016
These were way to sweet for my taste. But i plan to try them again with less sugar. Read More
(4)
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