I know I should be posting these later in the summer, when you really need to know about it. But I just opened these up, and I have to tell you about them now!! Last August, I had a lot of cucumbers from my CSA. After eating them every possible way known to mankind, I absolutely could not face another one. Since school had started back, I also could not face the thought of canning them. So, I searched on the internet and found some ideas for freezing cucumbers. I really did not have high hopes for it, but at least if they were away in the freezer, they would not be staring at me every time I opened the produce drawer in the fridge. Yes, cucumbers do stare at you. They do.
Cucumbers for freezing
7 cups thinly sliced cucumbers (I used a slicing disk on the food processor)
2 cups sugar
1 cup vinegar
1/2 teaspoon celery seed
1 tablespoon salt
Mix all ingredients in a bowl. Refrigerate for 24 hours. Put in containers and freeze. Open sometime in the middle of winter and enjoy!
These were so good! Really! They were crisp and fresh tasting. I let them defrost overnight in the fridge and the next day, we tried a little bite straight from the jar, expecting them to be not very good, or at best, just okay. I ended up having to stop us from eating the entire jar right then and there! This recipe was modified from one found here, because I didn’t have any green pepper and I didn’t feel like putting any onions in it. So, bookmark this. And at the end of the summer, when you are drowning in cucumbers, you’ll thank me!