Crisp Pickle Slices


4 quarts sliced unpeeled cucumbers (about 1/4-inch thick)
6 onions, sliced
3 cloves garlic, peeled
1/3 cup pickling salt
5 cups sugar
3 cups cider vinegar
2 tablespoons mustard seed
1-1/2 teaspoons turmeric
1-1/2 teaspoons celery seed


Mix together cucumbers, onions, garlic, and pickling salt, and let stand overnight. Drain brine the next morning. In a large kettle, combine cucumbers with remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil; then pack in jars. Process for 5 minutes in a boiling-water bath.


Makes 4 quarts.

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