Bread & Butter Pickles are always in my fridge as a “must have” ingredient for homemade burgers along with beetroot relish. They are pretty good with cheese and lettuce and some freshly baked bread.
3-4 telegraph cucumbers, very thinly sliced (about 12 cups)
4 large onions, peeled and very thinly sliced
½ cup salt
3½ cups sugar
4 cups white vinegar
2 tsp turmeric
1 tsp celery seed
2 tbsp mustard seed
4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
Place sliced cucumber and onions in a large, non-corrosive bowl, sprinkle with salt and cover with cold water. Leave at least 12 hours then drain off all liquid.
Place the sugar, vinegar, turmeric, celery, mustard and garlic in a large pot and bring to a boil over high heat. Add the drained cucumbers and onions. As soon as the liquid boils remove from heat and transfer to sterilised jars, leaving 1cm gap at the top. Screw down tightly with sterilised lids and store in a cool place.