Sunday, June 2, 2013

Pickled Watermelon Rind

Summer means watermelon, and watermelon means piles of leftover rinds. Here's the perfect recipe to make sure you use every part of the buffalo.
This recipe takes 3 days.

For Grammy Gertie's more personalized version of this recipe, see here.

Watermelon Sweet Pickle
8lbs watermelon rind
1/4 cup salt
4 lbs sugar
1 quart vinegar
1/2 cup pickling spice

-Cut rinds into 1" cubes.
-Mix salt into 1 quart of water, add rind and let stand overnight.
-Drain, cover with water and boil until rind is tender.
-Combine sugar, vinegar, and pickling spice, and bring mixture to boil.
-Move watermelon rind to sugar mixture and let stand overnight.
-Bring to boil again, pack in sterilized pint jars.

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