My Dad used to make awesome bread and butter pickles, using a recipe from an early 1960's "Better Homes and Gardens" cookbook. I have looked online in vain for that recipe, but this one is very, very close. I made 1/2 a batch, and I still wound up with 3 quarts and 6 pints of incredibly delicious pickles. (They were big cucumbers) There was one snag; because I made 1/2 a batch, I used 1/2 the amounts called for in the pickling brine. When I dumped my huge bowl of veggies into the pickling liquid, it was obvious I needed more liquid. So, quick like a bunny, I removed the veggies and (inadequate) liquid from the burner, and whipped up a 1/4 recipe of more pickle liquid and added it to the already huge pot of veggies and liquid and continued with the recipe. Perfect amount. I did process my pickles in a boiling water bath for 10 minutes, so I could enjoy them longer. They are The Bomb. So worth the time.
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My Dad used to make awesome bread and butter pickles, using a recipe from an early 1960's...