Spicy, Savory & Sweet Watermelon Rind Pickles
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Amanda K. March 17, 2018
I've never had these straight pickled. Growing up Da would pickle them in vinegar/dill, then candy them in sugar and TANG. It'd be less of a condiment and more of a "snack/treat" by then. I'll send him this version to try :)
Frank C. August 25, 2015
What you do is to make these up at the end of summer, and then for each Sunday NFL game, you wrap bacon around each pickle and put them in a 350 oven for 10 minutes--never any left over!
Jen C. August 26, 2014
I would say skip the vinegars! These will lacto-ferment beautifully. Just use extra salt and make sure the rinds stay below the brine.
Sue K. July 30, 2014
This is a terrific recipe. The pickles turned out very well. Flavor and texture are great. Thank you! (I tried to follow the recipe exactly, making sure to trim off all the pink melon, etc.)
Nancy M. September 30, 2013
I have made these repeatedly, never brined them and they are boiled until tender to start with. I have a large unsealed whole pickle jar of them in my refrigerator right now, still good and they are about 6 months old. Had some over the weekend!
AntoniaJames September 29, 2013
Did anyone else find that these got very soft and slimy even, after about two weeks? I'm wondering if it's because the rind wasn't brined before cooking, which is how I've usually done it in the past (or actually, I prefer using lime, with three or four hour long soaks and rinses, which I understand is the preferred method in the South). Thank you. ;o)
Donna T. July 29, 2013
My grandma made watermelon rind pickles and I always loved them. She also believed in NOT throwing away anything you could use to make something with! Nice recipe and congrats to you Nancy!
Ann July 27, 2013
My favorite pickle of all time. Mom would always use black diamond watermelon because they have thick rind. Hers would be a 4 day process.
ATG117 July 25, 2013
Do you know how much rind you usually get from 1 watermelon? Also, does the rind, once pickled, have any flavor other than the pickling flavor? I guess what I'm getting at is whether the rind is just a vehicle for the pickle.
AntoniaJames April 24, 2013
Still trying to find a watermelon in recent memory that actually has enough rind to make a pickle. Love this classic. Just love it! ;o)
aargersi April 23, 2013
My mom used to make these and I LOVED them and she lost the recipe ... I am so happy to see this!!!
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