Monday, June 24, 2013

Watermelon Rind Pickles Recipe

So I had a watermelon. Being the cheap resourceful person that I am, I just hated to throw out all that rind that I paid good money for.

I had heard of Watermelon Rind pickles before...maybe it's a southern thing.  I hadn't tried them, but it was worth at least seeing what I thought!

What I made turned out to be a sort-of-spicy, sort-of-tangy, sort-of-sweet recipe...and in a weird way, I liked it!
Here's the recipe!
Watermelon Rind Pickles
1/4 of a Watermelon worth of rinds, chopped into 1" pieces (a little fruit can be left on the rind)
1 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
1 1/2 cups Water
1 tbsp Mustard Seeds
1 tsp Pepper
1/4c White Sugar
2 tbsp Salt
Bring everything but the rinds to a boil, stirring every couple of minutes. Once the mixture is boiling, add the rind and boil for about 5 minutes, just to soften it up a little.
Take off the eye and cool to room temperature.  Put in an air-tight container and refrigerate for 24 hours before eating.
Will keep for up to 2 weeks after making these.
Enjoy this awesome summer treat!