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    Default Glut of cucumbers.

    I have got a glut of cucumbers at the moment. They are not the big ones, only about 6 inches long but I am averaging 4 a day and we can't eat that many.
    Relatives and friends are now avoiding me and giving me the look they used to reserve for when I was dumping courgettes on them.
    Any brilliant ideas for what to do with my surplus? ( not Piccalilli ( or similar) as I will make that when I have a cauliflower ready.)

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    Bread and butter pickle,will sort out recipe later. You'll need a white vinegar cider or wine,onions,mustard seeds,sugar and dill l(optional) Gorgeous with I'm...bread and butter!!! I eat it straight out the jar!
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    Right here goes,
    3 large cukes or say 6-8 small ones
    4 large onions
    3tbsp salt
    450ml white vinegar I like cider or wine but you can use white malt
    5oz sugar
    1tdp celery seeds(optional)
    1 tsp onion seeds(optional)
    1tsp mustard seeds
    1 tsp dried dill(optional)

    Thinly sliced cukes and onions( I used a mandolin) layer in bowl sprinkling each layer with salt,leave 2 hour drain and rinse well.
    Put vinegar,sugar seeds and dill in pan,heat gently to dissolve sugar,bring to boil for 3 mins.
    Pack veg in sterilised hard cover with vinegar solution,store in dark for 2 months to mature. (If you can leave it that long!)

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    I've made a few jars of that using either courgettes or cucumbers, it's one of my fave recipes.
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    I have made this cucumber pickle for a number of years now and it is a favourite on bagels with cream cheese, bacon and eggs and also as a side with cold meats and/or cheese...

    Slice the cucumbers and onions very thinly..
    Layer them in a bowl, sprinkling with the sea salt as you go, then weigh them down with a plate and leave for a few hours or overnight. Drain off the liquid, rinse the vegetables well and drain in a colander.

    Combine the vinegar, sugar, mustard seeds, cloves and turmeric in a pan and bring slowly to the boil, stirring to dissolve the sugar.
    Add the well-drained cucumber and onion mixture and bring back to the boil for 1 minute. Transfer the mixture to sterilised jars, using a slotted spoon.
    Bring the liquid back to the boil and simmer until slightly reduced for about 15 minutes, then divide it between the jars, filling to the brim.
    Put on the lids and label.
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    Cold cucumber soup?
    Be lovely with crunchy fresh bread!
    Never made it myself but there are a few recipes to choose from on t'internet which look yummy.
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    Another vote for cucumber and onion pickle. They also work really well cut into big chunks in a stir-fry - sounds weird but try it!
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    We do cuce and onion pickle too. Great with cheese or in a cheese sarny.

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