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A Smart Way to Salt Down Cucumbers for Pickles

Cucumbers being salted down prior to pickling

Cucumbers being salted down prior to pickling in 9×13 pan

You know how a recipe for making pickles always says to mix salt and cucumbers and place in shallow bowl? That’s so the salt can penetrate the cucumbers with more surface area. Well, I hit upon this idea while making Bread & Butter pickles today: salt them down in a 9×13 pan – more cukes get the sprinkling of salt so they exude more water and become more crisp as pickles.

A word of caution: don’t use an aluminum pan which may react with the salt. A stainless or glass pan is fine, as well as ceramic, like the Le Creuset pan shown above.

 

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