I got the base recipe from kitchengadgetgirl website. I say base, because I changed it drastically as I am apt to do. Here is my final recipe:
- 1 monster zucchini (the kind that you find in your garden and can't believe that you missed it for so long!), fairly scar/blemish free
- 1/2 cup salt in 1/2 gallon water for soaking zucchini
- 1 large sweet onion SAUCE:
- 2 quart apple cider vinegar
- 2-3 cups brown sugar
- 1 Tablespoons turmeric
- 2 teaspoon celery seed
- 6 teaspoons mustard seed
Slice the zucchini and onion thinly, about 1/16-1/8in thick. When you hit the part that has well developed seeds, just pick them out and leave the slice as whole as you can. Soak the zucchini in the salt water for about an hour.
While the zucchini is soaking, sterilize your jars (if you are going to can this), mix the sauce and bring to a boil. Drain the zucchini and mix with the onion slices.
Pack the hot jars with the zucchini/onion mix and pour the sauce into the jar so that it covers the vegetables and leaves a little less than an inch head space (just past the shoulder).
Process the jars for 10 minutes using the hot water bath method.
These were much different than the sweet pickles I usually make and I think I just might like them even more.