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Pickled Cucumbers

Preserves - Savoury

Commonly pickled with dill in malt vinegar. (WM 1658, Evelyn 1699, etc)

Original Receipt in WM 1658;

To Pickle Cucumbers.
Put them in an Earthen Vessel, lay first a Lay of Salt and Dill, then a Lay of Cucumbers, and so till they be all Layed, put in some Mace and whole pepper, and some Fennel-seed according to direction, then fill it up with Beer-Vinegar, and a clean board and a stone upon it to keepe them within the pickle, and so keep them close covered, and if the Vinegar is black, change them into fresh.

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