Pickled Cauliflower and Carrots

Ingredients

12 cups 1- to 2 inch cauliflower florets (1 large head)
4 cups distilled white vinegar
2 cups water
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 tablespoon pickling salt
4 cups sliced carrots
4 teaspoons mustard seeds
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

Preparation

1
Wash 8 pint jars. Keep hot until needed. Prepare lids as manufacturer directs.
2
Blanch cauliflower in boiling water for 3 minutes. Cool in ice water. Drain well.
3
In a large, non-aluminum saucepan (see note), combine the vinegar, water, sugar and pickling salt. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
4
While mixture is coming to a boil, fill the hot jars with cauliflower and carrot slices, leaving 1/2 inch head space. To each jar, add 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds and 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes.
5
Immediately fill 1 jar at a time with some of the hot vinegar mixture, leaving 1/2 inch head space. Carefully run a plastic knife or spatula down the inside of the jars to remove trapped air bubbles. Wipe jar rim with a clean, damp cloth. Attach lid. Fill and close remaining jars. Process in a boiling-water canner for 15 minutes (20 minutes at 1,000 to 6,000 feet; 25 minutes above 6,000 feet).
6
Note: Do not use aluminum or iron cookware for this recipe. The acids in the ingredients could react with the metal, giving the food an off taste.

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Yield:

1.0 servings

Added:

December 10, 2010

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