Rita's Refrigerator Pickles

TWO WAY REFRIGERATOR/FREEZER PICKLES

You can either keep these in the frig or store in the freezer. 

Ingredients

4 cups English or small garden cucumbers, peel left on, sliced very thin

1 small onion, sliced thin

2 tablespoons salt

1-1/2 cups sugar

1/2 cup clear vinegar

1-1/2 teaspoons pickling spice

1 red bell pepper, diced

Instructions

Arrange cucumbers and onions in large bowl. Sprinkle with salt and mix. Pour enough water over to just cover them. Stir again. Soak at room temperature for 2 hours. Drain, but don’t rinse. Meanwhile, mix sugar, vinegar and pickling spice in small saucepan. Bring to a simmer and cook until sugar dissolves. Let cool while pickles are soaking. After pickles have been drained, add bell pepper, then pour pickling brine over them. Mix. Put into containers. Let marinate overnight in refrigerator. Keeps at least three weeks, or up to six months in freezer. Thaw in refrigerator or at room temperature.

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