Freezing Cucumbers!

frozen cucumbers

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!

frozen cucumbers

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!

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Comments

  1. says

    I wish I’d had this a few weeks ago. I decided that with my brood home, we could consume 1/2 case of cucumbers. Yes, they stared at us. Tomatoes do, too.

  2. says

    I know this post is old, but I just found this recipe on cooks.com and had doubts about it. I will definitely try it now because cucumbers do stare.

  3. Teri says

    This is amazing and Soooo worth a try… Can’t seem to use cucumbers fast enough and don’t have my canning set up yet. Thank you !!!

  4. says

    what sort of containers did you use? did you freeze them in the jars? how does that work? i’m excited to try this since i have a bunch of leftovers but don’t have quite enough to can another batch of bread&butter cukes.