Saturday, August 7, 2010

Cauliflower Pickles

2 heads cauliflower
2 c. sm. white onions
1 c. pickling salt
1 c. sugar
3 c. white vinegar
2 tbsp. white mustard seeds
1 tbsp. celery seeds
1 sm. red hot pepper

Wash cauliflower, break into flowerets. Scald, cool, peel the onions. Mix vegetables with salt. Add just enough water to cover. Let stand 18 hours. Drain. Rinse in cold water. Drain. Dissolve sugar in vinegar. Add seeds, hot peppers. Bring to a boil. Add vegetables. Simmer 10 minutes or until barely tender. Pack vegetables in hot jars. Fill with boiling hot liquid. Seal.
Refrigerate or process in a boiling water bath for 10 minutes if storing on shelf.

I tried this recipe and the cauliflower heads I had were huge so I had to add more liquid to the mix.  I ended up with 10 pints of the mix.  I also added some cut up carrots for a bit of color and substituted the hot pepper with dried hot pepper flakes.  It is not as flavorful as I wanted but with time it might get hotter.  I found the recipe on


Gabrielle said...

I very literally had a dream about this recipe last night!!! I can't wait to try it.

Cucee Sprouts said...

What a vegetable this is. I love how versatile cauliflower is. I so tempted to try your recipe later this week (I have 3 heads of cauliflower waiting for me at home.) I will come back to your site and report on how your recipe turned out for sure! Would you like to take a look at my most recent cauliflower creation?