Friday, July 26, 2019

Watermelon Rind Bread and Butter Pickles


I wore myself out completely earlier this week and have spent several days pulling myself back together. I still feel very fatigued, though, but I wanted to share this with you.

On my sandwich today, I used homemade bread and butter pickles made with watermelon rind. With my last watermelon (from the 4th of July), I made both watermelon chunk pickles, using the recipe in this link, as well as thinly sliced bread and butter pickles, adapting this zucchini pickle recipe in this link, here. My regular watermelon pickles are cubes or chunks of watermelon rind. For the bread and butter ones, I sliced the trimmed watermelon rind into thin pieces before simmering in clear water briefly to soften them up. Then I added thinly sliced onions and cooked in the pickling solution I use for the zucchini pickles, increasing the turmeric a bit to add color to the white watermelon rind slices.

These pickles turned out well, a delicious addition to my sandwich. I'm making do with what I've got.

3 comments:

live and learn said...

Rest up, Lili. You work so hard to make everything work, I'm sure it's taken a toll. Is it time to look at the budget again and adjust things in other categories? I'm sure there are no easy answers.

In the meantime, the watermelon pickles look delicious.

Frugal in the USA said...

The pickles look delicious. Great job and very inspirational.

Anonymous said...

Whoo-hoo, Lili! Two of my favorite things in one package -- watermelon rind pickles and bread-and-butter pickles. What a genius idea! And a sandwich sensation, I'm sure!

I'll be right over! LOL Sara

PS... Take care of yourself, sweetie, like you just told me!