A crunchy pickle that is excellent with fish dishes and cold meats.
Ingredients for Celery and Sweet Pepper Pickle:
- 1 lb (450 g) celery
- 4 medium onions – peeled and sliced
- 2 medium green peppers – cored and seeded
- 2 medium red peppers – cored and seeded
- 8 oz (225 g) granulated sugar
- 4 teaspoons salt
- 4 teaspoons mustard seeds
- 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
- 1 pint (570 ml) distilled white malt vinegar
- 2 tablespoons cornflour – blended with 3 tablespoons water
Method for Celery and Sweet Pepper Pickle:
- Slice the celery, onions and green peppers thinly, dice the red peppers.
- Put the vegetables into a bowl and cover with boiling water. Leave to stand for 10 minutes then drain.
- Meanwhile, put the sugar, salt, mustard seeds, turmeric and vinegar in a pan. Bring to the boil, add the vegetables and return to the boil and boil for 5 minutes stirring
- Add the blended cornflour and boil for a further 3 minutes.
- Pour into hot sterilised jars and seal.
Makes about 3 lbs (1.4 kg) of Celery and Sweet Pepper Pickle.
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