|Dilled Zucchini Sticks|
Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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4 1/2 pounds zucchini
3 tablespoons pickling salt
2 1/2 cups white vinegar
1 1/4 cups sugar
1 teaspoon celery seed
1 teaspoon dill seed
1 medium cooking onion -- thinly sliced
4 garlic cloves
4 sprigs dill weed
Wash zucchini, retaining peel and removing ends; quarter lengthwise; cut
quarters in half. Layer zucchini and salt in a large glass, stainless
steel or enamel bowl; let stand 1 hour.
Fill boiling water canner with water. Place 4 clean pint mason jars in
canner over high heat. Place snap lids in boiling water; boil 5 minutes
to soften sealing compound.
In stainless steel or enamel saucepan, combine vinegar, sugar, celery and
dill seeds; bring to a boil. Rinse zucchini in cold water; drain
thoroughly, pat dry. Add zucchini and onion to pickling liquid; bring to
a boil; boil 5 minutes.
Place 1 garlic clove and 1 large sprig of dill weed in a hot jar; pack
zucchini and onion slices snugly in jar to within 3/4-inch of top rim.
Add boiling pickling liquid to cover vegetables to within 1/2-inch of top
rim. Remove air bubbles by sliding rubber spatula between glass and food;
readjust head space to 1/2 inch. Wipe jar rim removing any stickiness.
Center snap-lid on jar; apply screw band just until fingertip tight.
Place jar in canner. Repeat for remaining vegetable and pickling liquid.
Cover canner; return water to a boil; process 10 minutes for pint jars at
altitudes up to 1000 feet. Remove jars. Cool 24 hours. Check jar seals.
(Sealed lids curve downward.) Remove screw bands. Wipe jars, label and
store in a cool, dark place.
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