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Oteen's "Bread and Butter Pickles"


This recipe comes from my grandmother's aunt, Oteen. Old fashioned pickle making at its finest.

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  • 1 gallon thin sliced cucumbers
  • 8 small white onions
  • half cup salt
  • 5 cups sugar
  • 5 cups vinegar
  • one and a half tsp turmeric
  • half tsp ground cloves
  • 1 tsp celery seed
  • quarter tsp ginger
  • quarter tsp allspice


Level of difficulty Easy
Cost Budget Friendly


Step 1

Mix cucumbers, onions, and salt.

Step 2

Put in ice in a cooler for 3 hours, or let sit overnight in the fridge.

Step 3

Drain. Dissolve sugar with vinegar. Then, stir in remaining ingredients and combine well.

Step 4

Simmer on low heat and keep stirring. Do not let it bubble.

Step 5

Remove from heat and put in jars.

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