Bread & Butter Pickles – How to Make Great Depression-Style Sweet Pickles


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628 Replies to “Bread & Butter Pickles – How to Make Great Depression-Style Sweet Pickles”

  1. Pixelated

    everyone likes his voice, but i fucking hate the way he raises his tone at the end.

  2. Deb Nola

    A pinch of ALUM will keep them crunchy and crisp.

  3. gen100

    I have sea salt

  4. kjonewtou

    Do they taste sweet?

  5. Danna S

    I’m watching it and my mouth is watering 😃

  6. Toni Louise Carman

    I (distantly) remember there being small cauliflower pieces in my mother’s bread and butter pickles. Yum.

  7. Hazel Hazelton

    Well, it might remind them of the best part of the worst time of their life. It’s funny how good things are so much better during bad times.

  8. John Simpson

    After All, You Are The Don Rickles of Your Bread & Butter Pickles!

  9. Charyl Liss

    Chef John you are just hystetical. Its not just what you say but your inflections and timing.

  10. Linda

    I enjoy your recipes and humor! Thanks so much.

  11. Kristine Willems

    It is just doing the maths 😀

  12. GhostyCream

    Rick and morty faces be like:

  13. Michael Conroy

    you have the most annoying voice

  14. Pauline Mang

    I have such a crush on you Chef John. These beauties remind me of church fowl suppers and farmhouse feasts with homemade sausage and my grandmother’s good fresh bread. Thank you for this wonderful recipe.

  15. MythicalOlive

    tbh pickle sandwich doesn’t sound so bad

  16. Violet Pierce

    I fucking love your voice it sounds sooo humorous and friendly lmao i love how u talk I’m hunting down a video to see what u look like I love 🤤😅😄

  17. Kathleen Hunt

    Love your videos and your style

  18. kara Is cool

    In German they call them gherkng . what is a gherkin a small variety of cucumber, or a young green cucumber used for pickling.

  19. Cindy French

    Kosher and pickling salt can be found in any store that sells food products. Never thought to to look in a hardware store. LOL!

  20. yzgrassy

    voice very aggravating..

  21. just the truth

    I didn’t use the jalapeno but substituted with red bell peppers. It came out awesome. I made a four pound batch and it did not survive the weekend with my family using them every way possible. Thanks John

  22. Latte Brown

    Duh… I never knew that sandwiches were made with bread, butter and pickles during the depression. These are a must try during cucumber season, along with a bread and butter sandwich.

  23. Adriano Andrade

    Regular table salt also works, but your salting will take much longer. Just keep your cucumbers on salt until a lot of water comes out of your cucumbers – it’s not practical at all, but it works.

  24. Aamir F.

    lovely!

  25. David Roberts

    No… your delivery is very annoying.

  26. Skye van Buuren

    your voice reminds me of the school of fish from Finding Nemo lol “blah blah blah, me me blah, blah blah blah blah, me me me” lol

  27. Claire Wemp

    What cutting board do you use? and do you like it?

  28. Ginger Brown

    wheres the butter

  29. Jules Mota

    dude the way you speak pisses me off

  30. dede barkum

    This guy is hilarious😂😂 thank you for sharing🤗

  31. Woodsie The westie

    I find his voice incredibly annoying. I have to turn the sound off

  32. Cloon the Goon

    HOLY FUCKING SHIT, I hate the way you talk. Your tone is unbearable. The way your voice fluctuates is so fucking obnoxious. How do you have so many subscribers?

  33. tanvir rahad

    can I add carrot? is it ok?

  34. smart451cab

    Pickling salt will work for pickling? Who’da thunk it?

  35. Mr Plow

    The “s” in Chartreuse is pronounced as a “z”

  36. michael stradley

    I like mine at room temp,,,the flavors are bolder.

  37. Elizabeth Leninski

    I ❤️my mandoline and use it all the time because it is uniform and makes it easier to marinate. Easy to clean as well!

  38. Michael Fitch

    My wife and granddaughter just made these bread and butter pickles. The pickles tasted great; easy to do. I know, I filmed the whole process. Thank you, Chef John.

  39. cooking with family

    always love ur videos so nice thanks for the tips.!!!!!

  40. Kris Opo

    That voice tho!

  41. MrDavidwilson86

    Bred & butter pickles are evil, sinful things nearly as bad as gherkins, “shiver”!

  42. Ben W

    I’ve seen what looks like crinkle-cut carrots in some kinds of pickles. Is that usual for bread and butter pickles, dill pickles, or what kinds?

  43. Summer A

    Chef John! Thank you so much for sharing…you always make me laugh too love your humor!!
    I cannot WAIT to make this.

    Any chance doing a video on Pickled Beets with onions? I would think the process is a bit different. Cheers!

  44. Yaqeen

    Will the boiling brine cooked the cucumber and loses its crunch?

  45. Rick Brown

    You don’t specify how much vinegar!!!!!!

  46. Craig Marston

    My grandmother would make  onion, cucumber/pickle  sandwich Love, love, love

  47. tclak

    It’s summer here in NZ and I have made this a couple of times. It’s delicious!

  48. Protocol Officer

    Thanks for the history of how they got their name. I have always wondered. Great video. Thanks for sharing!

  49. Petra Robinson

    I wonder if I could use my fermentation starter to pickle those?

  50. M S

    the way he speaks is annoying

  51. ns 77

    subscribing because its the best commentary on you tube.

  52. Aa Glad

    i sub cuz he’s the best cook. sorry Ramsey but u use to many things that i cant find in stores. i like down to earth cooking.

  53. Matheus

    Holy fuck, this shit is nasty

  54. Grant Aldrich

    Chef John, you’re my favorite. Everything that I have made with your help and inspiration has always been incredible. Thank you so very much.

  55. Debra Casseday

    Maybe we will stir it a little for something to do, funny. Thanks for sharing, I love bread and butter pickles.

  56. Sits Ramdeen

    thank you for the pickle recipe this is my second time i am making it love how it came out taste great

  57. Vincent Wood

    Yummmmm good for hangover I bet lol

  58. Richard C

    Great video they look very tempting and I will try and make some. As I remember Depression Pickles was an unsuccessful children’s clown.

  59. Still Gucci

    Your voice is annnoyingggg AF

  60. Potatoly

    Or.. just buy some :3

  61. Serena Yaas

    Im eating pickles now

  62. Red

    I love listening to you!

  63. Vusi Mthalane

    What accent is this?

  64. william Robinson

    thanks jonh for blowing me away agen

    8=============>

  65. Demin Jerez

    What kinda knife is that?

  66. Marco Camargo

    “remember that one you order when you came home from the club at 2 in the morning” – you know me so well Chef John 😂

  67. Wolverton

    Love your epic voice. Will try this recepie. Cheers.

  68. Latasha Bk

    My great grand mother made these … she made all kinds of pickles just like this !

  69. Nalini Tiwari

    I was in USA for 5 years and loved cucumber pickles then I came back, now I miss it. I am going to try this tomorrow and hope it will taste good. I am hungry already.

  70. DEAN WINCHESTER'S WIFEY

    I HATE HOW HE SPEAKS ITS FUCKING ANNOYING

  71. Mike Burch

    Thanks for the share. Making this recipe right now.

  72. Darko Bertovic

    I have pickled by your recipe (I only modified vinegar – I used half apple cider and half alcohol (white) vinegar) yesterday! AMAZING!!! Can’t stop eating :-)) Photo:

  73. maserin1

    Who else full screens the Chef John videos immediately? Watching these at standard YouTube size is just silly and wrong. Also, Chef, I appreciate the fact that your bowl is conical, which helps the camera peek over the edge and gives us full bottom-of-bowl viewage. You just think of everything, don’t you?

  74. Siddhant Rhertal

    damn your voice is so annoying. anyways thanks

  75. Shermarke Mohamed

    I hate bread and butter pickles

  76. Coconut Tree

    Sushi please

  77. Martin Klose

    Cooking heretic here: I made these with regular cucumbers and regular iodized salt. Taste profile is as amazing as with pickling cucubers, but the texture is different. Obviously, center of regular cucubers will get soft, but the edges are still nice and crunchy. So, if you don’t mind softer center, you can definitely apply this method to good old cucumbers, it still works.
    Making another batch soon myself. Thank you, Chef John, for this recipe.

  78. Archibald liberal commie hatin Bunker

    Everybody please listen to me, dont leave them in the salt longer than 30 min! They will be so damn salty it will ruin the batch! I ruined 7 jars following this recipe. WAY TOO SALTY!

  79. Scher Know

    Seth Rogen what the hell man!

  80. Rik Slagter

    Your voice makes me want to punch kittens.

  81. stites outdoors

    They came out great!

  82. trublgrl

    A hint for washing the salt off your cucumber slices: Fill a salad spinner with water, obviously it has to be the kind with a bowl or reservoir, not a mesh bottom, and dump your salted and cured vegetables in. Leave it in the sink and spin the contents with the bowl still full of water. (Some water will leak out.) The salt will spin out to a great degree, leaving the pickles relatively free of salt. Repeat if necessary. I started doing this with salted cabbage for cole slaw and it really works, but you might want to be less thorough with pickles which want to be salty.

  83. Nova Scotia Living

    Great video. I’m just canned up a bunch myself. My family loves them. Lol. Thanks for sharing

  84. Fezdani

    Not only are these pickles delicious, but the onions turn out incredible as well. I have an overabundance of onions at the moment and you can bet your sweet bippy I’m going to make up a batch of this delightful brine and have jars of heavenly pickled onion for sandwiches and whatnot.

  85. Tyler Madelynn

    It doesn’t say amounts:/

  86. Mr. Meesseeka

    I’m a cannibal I’ll admit it

  87. Rebecca Stack

    What about using sea salt?

  88. fahim akhtar

    Too much sugar

  89. bobvise7

    Fantastic video, i 💘 pickel sandwhich’s. I like whole, cut long way, put on bun like a dog, yummy

  90. Nick Shillito

    I made these a couple weeks ago, they were absolutely delicious!! I used coriander seeds instead of mustard seeds because we didn’t have any, but that was just as tasty. Making them again today with homegrown cucumbers 🙂

  91. DoubleDee

    My great aunt makes these and I make sure that my mom gets them every time she visits.

  92. Rosilie

    Thank you. I’ve made this for my  family they liked them but what so funny is I don’t eat Bread & Butter pickles.

  93. Siobhán Dempsey

    Easy to understand and simple recipe told by an enthusiast, taste yum tooo.

  94. Dianna A

    Love all your videos. If i wanted to store long time and water bath, how long would I boil?

  95. Barbara Rickman

    Made these pickles for the 2nd time yesterday. Made them last year. Had 27 lbs of Marketmore 76 variety. Have LOTS of extra liquid. Can I process more of these pickles using the brine that is left? It’s too much to waste and would be expensive for me to make again.

  96. markos apostolakis

    Is there a way to make pickles to keep out of the refrigerator?and, if yes, for how long can I keep them?
    Also, how long can the pickles from the recipe in the video be kept in the refrigerator?
    Thank you 🙂

  97. Faye Keller

    Can I do these pickles one day and can the next if I refrigerate them?

  98. Twelve C-27

    A great recipe I’ll be trying with my pickles and gherkins. Also has anyone ever told you, you sound like Seth Rogen?

  99. sara alghamdi

    it taste like relish which i don’t like and i’m regretting that i made it 🙂

  100. Ranjit

    What does doing 2-4 hours affect.?

  101. Michael T

    You nailed it with the recipe…. mine turned out absolutely perfect… thank you!

  102. du Bb

    why do you end every sentence up. like the color is changING…. you speak like new zealanders… they end every sentence by raising the height of the last word they said….. ” rinse all of the excessive SALT” ….

  103. Darling Stuff

    a pity, but I just cannot stand this ‘sing song’ voice…..like a hammer drill torturing the ear drums

  104. TheStressD

    Do you know what they actually taste nice hot straight after from cooking. I added a couple of scotch bonnets, carrots, large Turkish chillies and bell peppers and used pickling spices that come ready made. I thought I’ll add my own little twist, its sweet but packs serious heat at the same time. Thanks for the inspiration.

  105. Carmenoid

    when you realise, Pickles are cucumbers soaked in brine.

  106. Kathryn Sink

    I also add a cinnamon stick to mine

  107. Ann Scholl

    I am making some of these right now but I will be canning them using the water bath technique. For those of you that already know how to can, use 1/4 inch headspace, process 10 minutes for pints, 15 minutes for quarts. I believe you’re supposed to add 5 minutes for every 1000 ft over sea level. Can hardly wait to dig in!

    1. Artistic Auntie Bagel, Past and Present

      I used 2 cups distilled vinegar and 1/4 cup water.

    2. Ben Hur

      How much vinegar and water ?

  108. J. Veronica

    No they did not make that one up if you cooked a shoe back that it was made out of leather and you broke down the leather and in the water and gave you nutrients and you could break down the leather enough you could actually eat it it was cowskin you know

  109. Emmy Blonde

    Why.so.much.heightened annotation. In your speaking! Gosh why!

  110. 2003Harleyguy

    What species of cucumbers were those? English?

  111. Audrey M

    OMG! Use that slicer you ordered on TV at 2 in the morning. That’s me! LOL 😀

  112. Bryan Bridges

    Everything you say sounds it is all part of the same sentence.

  113. Steven Freshy

    wanna trade subs?

  114. Grooovie725

    can you do this with other vegetables?

  115. L B

    Is there anything that leftover pickle juice can be used for?

  116. Shetasen

    I’m on such a tight budget, that I’m gonna do this.

  117. Jean Canestri

    i used 1/4 of the sugar and they are still really sweet

  118. arpxdagoodone

    I like your mutating voice… 😀

  119. Huyen Truong

    Curing them of what

  120. womsterr

    Why is every sentence annunciated as if it is a question? I wish I could watch but the annoying speech pattern is too much to take.

  121. Jamie King

    chef john..i dont cook n im 75 years old..sad day..but after reading n watching so many recipes n watching my gramzy make everthing under gods powerful sun i find i can taste something BEFORE its made..do u? Maybe that is why my kids tell me im so skinny, cuz i just watch youtube food instead of eating..”saves dishes”, i say!!! Anyway.. reading (err i mean watching) your videoes are as good as getting dudded up n letting my grandkids tote me out 100 miles to any 5* restaurant…dont tell them i sed that😊!!!

  122. Nancho Party

    You said Kosher salt works for salting the vegetables. Kosher salt is coarse. You said table salt won’t work. Table salt is fine and uniform. You also said pickling salt would work. Pickling salt is even more fine than table salt. How does pickling salt work better than table salt? I don’t see any reason why it would work better.

  123. Enrico Bonomi

    Don’t you risk botulism canning this?

  124. Rani von Württemberg

    I am in the process of making my 1st batch of sweet pickles. I think I will plant some more pickling cucumbers seeds this evening.

  125. Marius Eide

    I bet someone actually used a tonne salt when trying to follow this recipe 😀

  126. deadpoil always sunny

    First time making pickles tried this recipe. It was great and surprised how good they were. I used bell pepper sadly next batch jalapeño. This is the 3rd recipe I tried from you and all have been tasty.

  127. Daniel Tyack

    I just found this channel looking for pickle recipes. I did not expect to be laughing out loud while trying to get a recipe 😂

    Thank you sir.

  128. Robert Morin

    I was kind of wondering if Mediterranean sea salt would work in place of kosher salt. Somehow, I was hoping to make some sort of Italian and/or Greek style pickles with these, but at the same time, one would have to wonder how well that would turn out. Hmm… Banana peppers and roasted red bells in place of the fresno chili? Now we might be talking.

  129. Khendhrah Silverbridge

    Proportion please? Ration of vinagre and water please?

  130. lolo Mk

    what to do with leftover brine ? can i use it again by heating it and adding little water then adding new batch of cucumber ?

  131. Angela Payne

    I always wondered why they were called “bread & butter pickles” … so they really made sandwiches with bread and butter and these pickles on???

    1. gonegolding

      Yes, and I still make sandwiches of them myself, today.

  132. Sydney Jackson-Clockston

    This guys commentary is awesome!

  133. Rotorzilla

    chef John, can you use the same technique for zucchini?

  134. whalebag07

    He speaks in a pattern

  135. Fourthgirl

    My mom was a depression era kid and I learned pickling and canning from her.

  136. kevin joseph

    do they have probiotics?

  137. Niamh Hopkins

    Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled…eh, let’s just say peppers, a peck of peppers Peter Piper picked, if Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers, where’s the peck of pickled peppers that Peter Piper picked?

  138. Yates Webb

    Your tangent about coming home from the club and ordering infomercial wares made my day.

  139. fbutz04

    I know I’m late to the party, but hey I’m determined to make these and just spent 25$ to make them and cannot wait to try the finished product

  140. Ethan Alexander

    I thought prison-style was dark. This just took a whole different turn.

  141. Ananday Khandelwal

    sir will pink himalayan salt work if i cant find pickling salt or kosher salt..

  142. Moses Poses

    those cucumbers are Lebanese cucumbers there the best tasting variety

  143. K H

    All a shoe is is a piece of flesh you’re drying out and saving for later to rehydrate when you’re hungry……I mean what are other people using shoes for???……..

  144. Ineluctable Smith

    I don’t do anything or  buy anything named Persian which is Iran. I’m using American pickles.

  145. Brian Bishop

    not for nothing, your recipes are pretty good. I tried the dill recipe and it was slamming. I let some family and coworkers try them. Now I’m the pickle guy and everyone wants pickles. This bread and butter version is something I’m totally gonna do, especially with BBQ season upon us.

  146. MetaMetaphysician

    I made it without the sugar or celery seeds and they’re still really good. I used table salt and much more than he used. Even then they tasted great! just like McDonalds Pickles.

  147. Forth Sadler

    Is there any reason why they couldn’t be transferred to oven sterilised jars while still hot or warm so the jars seal and then cooled in the jars?

  148. mona s

    Omg i love your voice!!!

  149. Milt Michael

    All recipes I have seen so far have called for a salt water bath for the vegetables…you say salt only….hmmmm….interesting!

  150. Zelnyair

    Don’t you just love osmosis?

  151. Piccles ™

    Hey, it’s me – Piccles

  152. saba essam

    I love pickles sandwich 😍😍😍😍

  153. Naghelfar1

    a sandwich with some liver paté and these cuqumbers are an awesome combination!

  154. Cash Pina

    I make these at work

  155. Firdaus Ibrahim

    your voice tone and those funny lines, hahahaha

  156. two frog

    i love your recipes but i hate your voice

  157. cody muller

    cucumbers are fruits

  158. BornIn1500

    damn this guy’s voice is annoying

  159. julia s. ferdinand

    my grandmother grew up during the depression. we often had these pickles at home. i never ate them as sandwiches, but always loved them. sometimes she would make me a butter and sugar sandwich for lunch. two slices of white bread. unsalted butter and a spoonful of sugar. with a cup of tea.

  160. Rachel Kay

    I tried making pickles before I watched this, but my pickles got mushy and soggy. I’m nervous it will happen again, do you know why it happened?

  161. Rita Chokler

    Bay leaves?

  162. James Grimwood

    Does this work with big cucumbers?

    Like, supposing you’re growing your summer veg now, and it looks like all the three packets of cucumbers you sowed are going to grow, and you might end up with more cucumbers than you can eat…

  163. ProjetoChef

    Excelente!

  164. JustElvin

    freaking love you, lol

  165. NSK131

    Was Food Wishes a radio presenter in a past life?

  166. django bull

    fuking genius…love u…been watching u forever…:)

  167. Allie MacPhail

    what are the measurements of spices?? or is it just a whatever goes?

  168. cudlebuny

    Everyone is talking about the way he speaks and how he loves it. I dislike it though, reminds me of a teacher or parent patronizing me. The way he ends his sentences like I can’t understand what he’s saying so he has to pronounce every little thing for me to even try and grasp what he is trying to say.

  169. It's Just Milk I Swear

    I’ll umm, bread and butter ur pickle.

  170. jobatro

    Just finished making this recipe with some homegrown cucumbers and man, was it amazing. The taste and crunch is just the best. Fantastic recipe

  171. Sam Hakimi

    hardware store?

  172. Michelle Earl

    refridgerator pickles! thanks!

  173. evilwarcow

    I think I will try these.

  174. Jorgie Mathew

    Uncle! you say everything so nicely!! It’s like how my grandparents end the prayer. Swing stop and continue..

  175. carmen roupp

    I love these

  176. windi wallace

    I still make cucumber sandwiches in the summer

  177. John Templeton

    these are great. making for the 3rd time tonight
    i never have to buy sweet pickle relish anymore, and these are an awesome after work snack! Thanks!!

  178. Shena Yomogawa

    There was an “A” in the Tumeric.

  179. Elizabeth Shaw

    I love bread and butter pickle sandwiches.

  180. mattgotsskill

    can you do a pickled asparagus recipe? pleeeeease?

  181. Fire In The Church 66

    I love a good pickle sandwich!! soo good

  182. matthew brandon

    I’m always disappointed when I get served bread and butter pickle.

  183. Beepboop _

    Oh my I have depression what a great recipe for me

  184. cartell 112

    Will these give me Great Depression ?

  185. Rachiemeowpow

    “Everybody loves these…except possibly your great-great grandparents, if they’re still around. This will probably just remind them of the worst time of their life. But besides that…”

    Seriously, I’m dying. Where has this channel been all my life?

  186. The Teacher

    amazing work !!

  187. John Fox

    Great for making peanut butter and pickle sandwiches!

    Thanks for sharing!

  188. ChileExpatFamily

    Why does he always end his phrases like a Shrink?:

  189. FLUBZERO

    could you this same process for dill pickles?

  190. MaxTehThinkenSkeleton

    I didn’t even know Cucumber was a pickle

  191. KurayamiXHikari

    My friend don’t like pickles, feels bad for him lmao

  192. Noah Hastings

    If theres one thing Ive learned in my life, it’s that any small firm cucumber WILL work

  193. James G.

    EASY!! I was actually going to forfeit not learning how to make pickles I’m going to grow garden this spring and I Was going to grow cucumbers. Now I know what to do with my cucumbers and I know exactly how to make the pickles and not have an issue from it.
    I always liked sweet pickles when I was growing up they don’t make them anymore and they’ve resorted to using the garbage northern varieties of bread and Butter. Southerners Do not appreciate bread and butter pickles it’s not how things are done.

  194. Regina Dickerson

    I LOVE BREAD AND BUTTER, I WILL DEFINITELY NAME MY OWN THX AND I LOVE THEM ON A SANDWICH WITH MAYO, SOMETIMES I ADD AMERICAN CHEESE…OH YEAH! : p

  195. Lexy Lynn

    So Good!! Never liked these as a kid. I made some for my aunt and got hooked.

  196. Austin Mills

    Is this a poem

  197. Austin Mills

    Holy shit this guys voice

  198. Marcus Martinez

    this guy I swear lol the whole time I kept thinking it was Seth Rogen

  199. A Random User

    Hi John! Quick question: I’m trying to reproduce Wickle’s brand pickle chips at home. I’ve got the recipe figured out, but their pickles are much firmer than yours appear to be at the end of that video. If I do the salting process for less time, will that cut down on the wilting of the pickles or is that a function of the boiling? Thanks!

  200. 1finallyfree1

    These were beyond good. So easy to make. I didn’t like these as a child, now I’m hooked.

  201. Dinuial

    Does this recipe work as a cold process? I find hot process pickles always have a disgusting metallic taste.

  202. MyEnime

    I love the way he speaks!

    1. shadey538

      He sounds like he’s singing at the end of sentences. Then he does sing at the end!

    2. GTsnowbug

      MyEnime xD

  203. Cindie Permenter

    These look Delicious! Bread and butter pickles are my favorite. Thanks for the video. I’m definitely going to make some! BTW, I love the added humor in your videos. You crack me up!

  204. Rahul Bose

    I sooooo wanted to thank you for helping me make these…. They turned out exactly how I like them. Now I don’t buy anything at Subway… Lol… My sandwiches have a greater taste and I love them with pickled cucumbers. Thank you so much. Namaste!

  205. Jessica MacIntyre

    You’re hilarious!

  206. Ashen

    No fermentation? I thought that was the whole point.. Delicious probiotics! I just bought a 10 dollar jar, to last me until mine are done.. But I want a fermented recipe.. Can I do that with these? Just skip the heating the actual cucumbers and leave them out of the fridge for a while?

  207. Kitari

    Not nearly enough onions! My grandma and mom made these all the time when we were growing up. We’d always fight over the onions (which are the best part), and steal them from the jars, leaving all the pickles. Each batch they’d add more and more to combat our thievery. At this point, mom cooks mostly onions, with only a few pickles inside for flavor.

    1. No name

      Kitari onions aren’t even that good

    2. Carol Lopez

      Kitari : lol. we did that with my salt Brined mixed veg. pickles. I finally got wise and Learned to make just straight onion pickles.

  208. Jennifer Pakular

    Great recipe ! Thanks

  209. Maria Choi

    Tried making this yesterday, halved the recipe, and it is terrific. Next time I’ll add more red jalapeños. No changes to the recipe – I followed it exactly, even using the glass or metal bowl as in the video. Looking forward to trying the Persian rice!!! I’ve made it twice in 20 years and an utter failure each time.

    1. Ryan Olsen

      Thank you for replying Maria. I am getting used to the Youtube comment system as well and did not see you replied. I haven’t tried this recipe yet but when I do I think I will use half the sugar like you said.

    2. Maria Choi

      Sorry Ryan for not answering! I did not realize you left a message. I agree, sweet pickles are not to my taste, this recipe is ok for sweetness. A month on, you can taste the sweetness a bit more than when I first made it. A little bit less would be ok. I wonder if the sugar is what keeps the cucumbers so crunchy though. If you haven’t made it already, try using half the sugar.

    3. No name

      Ryan Olsen no

    4. Ryan Olsen

      Do you think he used too much sugar? That is the only thing I am hesitant about.

  210. iKillOrDieTryN

    i hate sweet pickles! it should be a crime to make this!

  211. moviegoer90

    damn this guy talkes strange 😀

    1. *Hannah M*

      I thought it was strange at first, very long ago, but I’ve now binge watched food wishes so many times I barely even notice it XD
      I love this channel!!

    2. what what

      Wehave different faces ,different genes ,and different style.

    3. seebrandt87

      it’s distracting, i keep wondering why he drags on his last word on a high note

  212. EVOCATEUR

    I’m SO doing this over the winter.

  213. José Neto

    Awsome!! I love you!

  214. Molly8959

    I made these  pickles and they were wonderful.  Thanks for the video.

  215. Randy Scott

    Hey Chef John, try this: take a few tablespoons of your wonderful b and b pickles chopped up in a hand chopper and mix with a few tablespoons of Miracle whip and you get a wonderful tartar sauce.

  216. Novelty Banana

    Holy shit your voice and the way you speak is so annoying

  217. Frank Lombardo

    Bread and Butter the best , yes. Can’t stop eating them…
    And good for your health…

    1. No name

      Frank Lombardo sugar isn’t really that good for your health

  218. nogoodrice

    whats the difference between kosher salt and regular salt? and how does it affect the pickling?

    1. Rebecca Johnson

      nogoodrice No iodine in Kosher salt, and instead of being in small crystals Luke table salt, Kosher salt comes in flat little flakes. It’s great at bring liquid out of things.

  219. MickersMind

    Your inflection at the end of your sentences is making me insane. The slow fade out.

  220. UniquelyDesigned 11:11

    Very profound and funny. Thanx

  221. Sherry Jeong

    Nice you used chartreuse in a sentence 🙂

  222. Rafi Ihsandi

    it taste like mcd’s pickles! the different is it is an actual food that you can eat

  223. Daniel Land

    Awesome Video…..thank you!!!

  224. M G-Bridge

    Loved this, I made it twice, tasted great. Thanks for uploading.

  225. Izzy Kalinchuk

    This is an excellent recipe I made my pickles yesterday and they taste GREAT! Better than any I’ve ever bought at the grocery store – I highly recommend this Bread and Butter Pickle recipe.

  226. tKoQ

    I hate sweet pickles but I’m down to try these out. xo

  227. ItsJunior

    I loved this video Even more than I love pickles. It was great.

  228. Enjoyingmylife nyc

    His voice hypnotizes me. 😳

  229. adorkablefatty Piedra

    I love these with grilled cheeses.

    my grandma used to make Christmas pickles also. we are pickle lovers. 😉

  230. Lawrence Zeno

    looks good thank you now I know how to do this

  231. Sgt Reynolds

    Do you have to let them ferment, or are they ready to eat?

  232. Jo Ray

    where is the recipe

  233. dla nod

    whats the nationality of the commentator? like the accent.

  234. beanie green

    oh no! sugar… what else could i use?

    1. lionharehart

      High fructose CORN syrup!!

    2. beanie green

      I love dill pickles and hamburger pickles

    3. catherine zadecka

      or just make dill pickles instead of sweet ones

    4. catherine zadecka

      maple syrup/agave/honey/coconut sugar/fruit juice even maybe?

  235. Glenn Ricketts

    You can not go wrong making these If you have a wack of cucumbers can them for sure thy last forever and are the bomb for tasty!

  236. Milesia Rodriguez

    thanks for this recipe definitely will try. i love pickles. i just harvested a bunch of cucumbers and didn’t have a good recipe.

  237. kantwinnada

    HOw many jars does this make?

  238. ZiMRA

    also whats this kosher salt… cant i use pink Himalayan salt …. ? or maldon salt… ? ? reallllllllllly???????

    1. The Uncanny Interloper

      Good to hear! Living right next to a nuclear power plant I need my daily dose of Iodine badly.

    2. AthosTheGoldenChin

      As far as I know it is perfectly fine to use iodined salt, but the cucumber will be a little dark.

    3. The Uncanny Interloper

      But why no iodine salt? I only have that.

    4. Mark Nelson

      Since there is no salt in the brine I don’t believe it matters. Sea salt, himalayan salt, kosher salt or what ever salt you want to use as long as it’s iodine free. The salt is used to suck the moisture out of the vegetables and firm them up. After that it is rinsed off and no more salt is used.

    5. XSV Rooster

      You can use whatever salt you want as long as it is 100% pure salt and does not contain any Iodine or anti-clumping agents.

  239. ZiMRA

    its called “organic cucumbers” … those long ones are GMO filled lol…

  240. Laurie McLean

    Very interesting commentary with the recipe. My grandparents lived through the depression. There may have been time my grandfather’s family did not even have pickles for their sandwiches. He used to joke about the “Oh for goodness sakes” sandwich which was just two pieces of bread. He said they would just say, “Oh, for goodness sakes” and eat their bread sandwich. He also sometimes called that a “jam” sandwich because it was just two pieces of bread jammed together. Maybe times are not quite so hard today as we tend to think they are…

    1. WatchingNinja

      Beth – what kind of beans were used?

    2. 1cobaltcrazy

      lol! when i was a kid there were 9 of us kids and we were poor. since i was the smallest in size i got the fried chicken wing and the neck while my BIGGER sisters got the good parts. my mother would usually fry 2 chickens at a time. i was hungry all the time…but you know… i think it humbled me. i think we all take a little less and leave some for the hungry. that’s a really funny story!!

    3. Tan Tan

      Laurie McLean people were illiterate and dumb back then….

    4. beth olschowka

      My great-grandma was famous for her bean sandwiches. They are made in a similar fashion to egg salad sandwiches (cooked and mashed beans, mayo, relish, salt, pepper, etc.) They were a frequent request of all her great-grandchildren, and very good.
      I myself have eaten many, many “gourmet veggie” sandwiches when we couldn’t afford meat (all veg. normally on sandwiches, mustard, mayo, salt and pepper).

    5. Fred Hammer

      I remember the fifties, and two classmates in particular, one of whom ate ketchup sandwiches while the other had lard sprinkled with sugar. Both enjoyed two pieces of homemade bread. I was considered “rich” after they saw my egg salad sandwich one day. Twenty-some years later several of my middle school students, seeing my favorite egg salad sandwich asked me if I was poor.

  241. Chris F

    I was really hoping to be the Travis Bickle, of my Bread and Butter Pickles.

  242. XaiOfRelief

    video quality is phenomenal. I want to watch more of your videos, but…… the way you go high pitched at the end of your sentences , gives me anxiety. can you add subtitles?

    1. XaiOfRelief

      +igotes lol. I’ll give it a second a third. thanks! 🙂

    2. igotes

      Haha.. I used to feel the same way. Watch enough Chef John and you’ll get used to it. Maybe you’ll even enjoy it. Freshhhhhly ground black pepper. Ennnjoyyyyy!

  243. Marsenstars

    I haaaaate hate hate bread and butter pickles!
    But the video was still fun to watch.

  244. James Chesterfields

    Will this also work without the sugar?
    Thanks for the recipe

    1. Zulbak

      bread and butter pickles are supposed to be sweet…very sweet. that’s the whole idea. make regular pickles if the sugar is an issue

    2. igotes

      I would suggest making regular dill pickles if you don’t want the sugar. I made these the other day with about half the required sugar, and the result was a little disappointing.

  245. Adab Abu

    What’s the hot water bath process?

  246. omit five

    depression pickles sounds like my dinner

    1. Tracy Herwig

      I’m Someone ABSOLUTELY! Can you play an instrument? Like a…………PICKLE-LO? I’m sorry. I just had too.😂😂

    2. I'm Someone

      Tracy Herwig can I join?

    3. Tracy Herwig

      Can we start a band and call it Depression Pickles?

    4. xLeaguex

      Uselube depression pickle sounds like me

  247. Terry M

    Love the commentary. Especially the part where you say “it might remind your great grandparents of the worst time of their life.”

    1. Ed Rico

      Foncaci Bon vortutto

  248. Robert Ciulla

    What a great recipe… I made them a few days ago for my parents who are in their mid-80s.. They absolutely loved them (as did I), and said they were exactly as they remembered enjoying as children..

  249. Andy Garcia

    nevel

  250. fall22123

    I’m one of those people that will eat anything. I’ll try anything once, maybe not a raw oyster though. I can count on one hand the things I don’t like. Index finger is OLIVES. I’ve tried them many times, both green and black. I can taste even the smallest shred of olive in anything. Middle finger is SWEET PICKLES. Dill pickles are good but I can’t stand sweet pickles. I accidentally bought bread and butter pickles once, not knowing what they were. It’s just a fancy name for sweet pickles. Don’t be fooled. YUCK!

    1. ayesha sharma

      wao thtz v different to hear… imade these pickle with less sugar…coz anyway sugar is bad.. n my family loved it… i made another batch today in same broth lol… its like… u can make it again n again….. nxt time gonna try with sugar … lets see how it ll taste.

    2. Maria Choi

      I used to hate bread and butter pickles too, until a cousin brought some fresh bread and butter pickles to 4th of July a few years ago. I was hooked. Tastes NOTHING like the kind that comes in a jar from the store.

    3. R Witmer

      I also thought I hate sweet pickles. I discovered that what I really hate is celery seed. I’ve never owned any before so I made this recipe three or four times without it, then I bought some celery seed last shopping trip. YUCK. A faint background flavor that reminds me of pencil lead. You could always try leaving them out. Also, I always add a ton of jalapenos so my “sweet” pickles BURN. They’re really, painfully good on cheese quesadillas-like don’t want to stop eating good, and it’s really just cheese and a tortilla with pickle melted. The quesadillas would be killer with sour cream.

    4. a7mad316

      I agree. Why don’t they just write sweet pickles instead of bread and butter? no where on the label it said that it would be sweet. Totally ruined my homemade burgers smh

    5. Becca Moses

      Don’t discount raw oysters. They’re delicious. They might be one of those things I like but most people don’t because I live in a place where they’re cheap enough to have had since I was like four, though. Rich people food is everyone food in New England.

  251. Michael Meehan

    You might have the best voice on YouTube !!!!!

  252. Kodar

    These
    Are
    AWESOME. Even if you dont like bread and butter pickles you need to try these

  253. Daniel G

    “This will probably remind them of the worst time of their life…” oh my Lord that was classic

  254. James Smith

    Hi! I just finished this recipe. I made them because my wife loves bread and butter chips. Me? Not so much. Until now! They were so tasty and what’s more is that I felt so accomplished after I finished the project. Great stuff. Thank you. I do have one question. I had enough left over brine to save, so I filled another mason jar and put it in the fridge. Ideas as to what I could do with it? Obliged.

    1. DeliaLee8

      Oops – don’t use the brine!! I meant use the juice leftover in the jar after eating the pickle chips.

    2. DeliaLee8

      Try it as a base for homemade BBQ sauce. My parents would do that with the juice leftover from eating their homemade piccalilli. Delicious. Unfortunately I don’t have a recipe but I would imagine it’s pretty easy to figure out.

    3. igotes

      I keep my leftover brine, strained, in a jar, not refrigerated, and use it to make another batch of pickles. Generally within a month. I do add “fresh” vinegar, spices, sugar etc. and they still taste great. If I don’t have any cucumbers I just pickle some sliced onions in it, still great!

    4. Bernese Sennenhund

      For fun, cut n paste into your search bar “pickle juice weed killer” for over 11,000 ways to use leftover juice. Hope this helps. Enjoy !

  255. Dianne Buzas

    I just made them!!!   They are really good!  Very easy and worth it!

  256. Deborah Davis

    LOVE bread and butter pickles!! Now I have started canning this is the only pickle I even want to put on the shelves. Thank you for this information!!

  257. Garry Mac

    i love your voice. great vid. 😉

  258. marrkk111

    “A couple cups of sugar. Yup, just a couple cups!” Made me laugh out loud

  259. gary hall

    how long do these keep fresh?

    1. gary hall

      +Aubry Connor thank you

    2. Aubry Connor

      They can last up to about 3 months in the fridge if they aren’t canned (process using a pot full of water that extends 1 inch over the top of filled sterilized mason jars with canning lids, and allowed to boil for 15 minutes for quart sized jars). Canned, they can last for decades if stored in a dry, cool, dark place.

  260. Levi Hemphill

    Most annoying voice ever….but good recipie.

    1. Freddie Keen

      +Levi Hemphill how dare you!

  261. seancoyote

    I like to add horseradish to mine =)

  262. Luisa Machen

    loved your video, thnaks for sharing, regards from Spain.

  263. Jeff Ward

    I love the recipe

  264. Sheila Justus

    Planning on making sweet chipotle pickles. Had some from Walmart and they are to die for!

  265. steve torres

    nice … does it work the same if you want to pickle the whole cucumber or make them into spears?

    1. kenonifty

      +steve torres Yes, my fathers family came from Silesia and that is how they pickle them. They hold competitions for the best pickled cucumber in my state!

    2. Sheila Justus

      That’s a good question because I plan to make mine using spears!

  266. Lili Tincher

    Just made two batches!
    Love this recipe, and so pretty in the jars.
    Almost a shame to have to eat them. 🙂

    Now I’m going to have to plant pickling cucumbers!

    Thank you Chef John<3

    1. igotes

      A shame to eat them?! You can always make more! Eating them is why I make them, and why I’ve turned my garden into a cucumber factory. It’s a bit of a minefield finding the right cucumber though. The thinner skinned ones produce a better result, pickling varieties tend to have thicker skins.

  267. jeremy the bear morrissette

    I use sea salt .

  268. J&J Winans

    I made this yesterday. Have had g-ma’s but never made them myself. Unable to find mini-cucks so I used full sized. Other than the skins being tough, it was fairly respectable b & b pickles. I’ll make it again later in the summer when cucks are in season and I may be able to find the right kind. I’m impressed and hubbie raved!

  269. Matthew Gagnon

    when I make my pickles I do not boil its I do the liquid cold I mix a liquid with the cucumbers and onions the right to the jar

  270. Onexpresso Cafe

    With Dill Pickles, by adding the garlic, is what is considered “Kosher”.

  271. Onexpresso Cafe

    Brown mustard seeds are stronger then the yellow variety.

  272. Onexpresso Cafe

    You’ll need to chop off the end , it contains enzymes that cause the pickle to soften.

  273. John DOE

    You are great cook

  274. Danae

    ? my family has been making bread and butter pickles for six generations that i know of and until a few years ago never heard of kosher salt or sea salt. the pickles are to die for. i’m going to wikipedia to read about salt.

    1. Danae

      +vaiyt my father was a chemist and i think you might be one too. nothing to be ashamed of. it’s honest work, unless you’re walter white. 🙂

    2. vaiyt

      +Diane Greene Hah, I wish. I just know a few things.

      From what I gather, John is recommending kosher salt for this because table salt has additives that may make your pickles or your brine look off.

    3. Danae

      +vaiyt  thank you. this is more than i knew before for sure. are you a chef?

    4. vaiyt

      +Diane Greene The big difference between kosher salt and table salt is the shape of the salt crystals. Kosher salt has bigger, flat crystals that don’t get all over your fingers when you pinch it, so chefs prefer it to table salt.

      Table salt has roughly twice the amount of salt per unit of volume because the tiny crystals are more closely packed together, so a given amount of kosher salt has to be halved if you use table salt instead.

  275. dimsumboy22

    hmm i wonder how many calories this would be

    1. J&J Winans

      +dimsumboy22 lots of carbs in the sugar….calories????

  276. Dan Kirk

    I’ve followed this recipe a few times. My mother-in-law likes these better that her old family recipe!

  277. recettezmoi

    is it possible to leave out the sugar?

    1. recettezmoi

      pity, but thank you 

    2. Dean Ellison

      This is a sweet pickle recipe. Look up another recipe if you want dill, sour or garlic.

    3. Dean Ellison

      No!!

  278. Truth Bound

    I love these videos. thankyou

  279. Trish Benedict

    You can also do this with zucchini. It’s a great recipe for summertime, when everyone you know is wandering around with shopping bags overflowing with zukes they’re trying to get rid of.

    1. Carol Lopez

      Trish Benedict : Thanks for telling us that we can use zucchinis. I’ve wo wondered what to do with excess zucchini.

  280. Schoening91

    interesting. I only started pickling last year and took 3 months. gonna try how these taste!

  281. john carroll

    Made these. Great recipe. I left out the peppers for a small batch. Very good tutorial.

  282. Bill_Carson

    When I was younger my grandad use to make these.

  283. Greg Humble

    Voice is so fucking annoying

  284. Samuel Greenrod

    Sorry John, cucumbers and peppers are fruits, so I think at 1:30 you mean, ‘that’s it for the fruit and vegetable matter’ 😉

    1. Holly Tree

      Samuel Greenrod and the onions?

    2. Andy Kelly

      Loophole

  285. Miles Kilo

    and I found the perfect present for my grandmother 🙂

  286. Mattias Persson

    Great video as always. Thank you. Great stuff and it does taste delicious.

  287. NoneYa

    Thank you! Excellent recipe. Love the flavor.

  288. pmizzle2013

    I went to the hardware store to get pickling salt but the guy said they didn’t carry any so I grabbed a bag of this rock salt stuff but my pickles taste funny. 🙁

  289. Orangeblossom

    As a kid, I used to eat these like crazy at my late grandma’s house. She had lots of jars of this stuff, but never really ate them herself. 🙁

    1. Orangeblossom

      +ThePiggy
      Thank you.

    2. Orangeblossom

      +ThePiggy
      Yes, she passed away over a decade ago now. The sad face was more because of the pickle’s reputation, and that my grandmother seemed to never touch the stuff…despite having many jars of it. It’s just a sad reminder, I guess.

  290. Jacob Brunberg

    1:58 what the hell? is he serious

    1. pmizzle2013

      +Jacob Brunberg He’s probably right in his hometown, but he should have just left that part out. LOL

    2. Randy She

      +Jacob Brunberg Well, in small towns, hardware stores are the traditional places to get your canning supplies

  291. JLCammack

    My family goes through a jar of these a week. We love them!

  292. Dean Ellison

    I made these exactly as described, and they came out amazing. Thanks John!

  293. seattwa

    Pickle sandwiches, YUM! These, or hamburger dill chips on some GOOD white bread with Miracle Whip! Childhood memories!

  294. Jean Throttle

    Para quem não sabe inglês, como eu, e se esforçou em saber qual são os temperos que ele usou. Aí vai na sequência ( a partir do 3:00) – Semente de Mostarda Amarela (pode ser marron) , Semente de Salsão (Aipo), Pimenta Preta (Acho que é a Jamaicana), Cravo da Índia em pó, Cúrcuma (Tem a aparência do açafrão mas não tem sabor, só dar a cor) !

  295. C C

    Wow. Seriously the voice is so stupid. Annoying

  296. Randy She

    Gotta ask .. video shows a huge amount of salt .. printed recipe calls for just 3 tablespoons?

    1. Randy She

      +Glad2bMe1 at about the 1:38 point is only 3 tbsp??

    2. Glad2bMe1

      That “huge amount of salt” you saw was actually sugar. the only salt he added was the 3 Tblp when he tossed the cucumber onion mixture and refrigerated it.

  297. sandra valani

    Chef John…you excitement is very evident!!! I can tell that you really enjoyed teaching Humanity how to make these lil delicious bites of goodness!!! I am making your sour cucumbers tomorrow and now I also get to make these Bread and Butter pickles too!!! Your are extremely inspiring to listen to!!! Plz take excellent care of yourself!!!

  298. Richard Crainium

    My Grandfather he told me he walked to school, uphill both ways, do you suppose he was lying?

    1. CologneCarter

      +Richard Crainium Probably not. The school would slide downhill during the day and the school custodian moved it back up when school was over.

  299. Louis Leoncini

    Can u use this recipe using other veg.

  300. Joanna Bushman

    Plastic is no so good idea to use here , plastic wrap is full of harmful chemicals what  leaks into the food . Use a pot lid instead or kitchen towel.

  301. Ash Jackson

    I made these and used regular plain table salt – and it worked just fine.

    Salt is salt, pretty much. Sea salt and Himalayan rock salt have more nutrients, but are still just sodium chloride.

    If I want my salt blessed then I will perform a ritual upon it myself – and save $$ by doing it myself.

    1. Ash Jackson

      That is very good advice for cleaning iron skillets.

      Thank you.

    2. duke of york

      +Ash Jackson table salt is not salt. Next time use Canning & Pickling Salt you can get a huge box at Walmart for a couple bucks. You can use it to clean your cast iron skillet as well.

    3. Ash Jackson

      Have you tried it with standard table salt, or Himalayan pink salt? If not please do and get back with me on the results.

      I have made these, and numerous other forms of pickles, both with plain table salt and with Himalayan pink salt – and they come out fine.

      Bless your own salt and save some $$$.

    4. HerrMueller93

      +Ash Jackson yeast yeast yeast yeast. theyre not huge fans of iodine.

    5. Thomas LoVerde

      +Ash Jackson Yes you are probably right about the off flavor being masked by the other flavors though it can impart a bitter flavor.  I just wanted to clarify your statement that “salt is salt” because most table salts do contain iodine, unless otherwise labeled,  which is NOT recommended for pickling according to PSU College of agriculture website as it will cause discoloring, spotting, and darkening of the vegetables.  , most recipes I’ve read for pickling recommend not using Iodized table salt.  But, I am glad you have not had a problem using iodized table salt for your pickling recipes.

  302. Rob USMC

    Best Ever-  on my 2nd Batch, my family loves them

  303. cosmo_rebeljdal97

    Can I slice the cucumbers thinly? I like thin slices a lot more.

    1. Mike Pellerin

      +liltrooper29 You can, but thin slices may get mushy.

  304. Alison Reid

    Thank you so much for sharing this recipe! I have made several jars this summer and will continue until my crop runs out. Do you have a recipe for dills?

  305. joetylerdale

    I wonder what the salt content is (I have to watch a tad). I wish all videos were made this well, great job!

    1. Cody Murphy

      joetylerdale The salt is what preserves them. Look on the back of a pickle jar and then reduce it a bit.

  306. Niki Dunham-Mihm

    Totally love your video’s~~~  🙂

  307. Mahtab

    This takes a lot of time and especially when you’re craving it just buy them they’re $2

  308. Margie The Nun, bless your soul

    I wanna drink it

  309. Em W

    It sounded like you said “loss doo doo evaporation”

    Im 5.

  310. fasdr

    how about using small grain sea salt, will it work the same way? (I think it’ll be kinda the same…)

  311. leyuen

    how were they able to make this during the great depression? there is so much ingredients in picklingthe cucumber. looks more like something that would have been too expensive during that time.

    1. TheMrVengeance

      Ever heard of a garden? Where you can grow things yourself? Like cucumber and dille and garlic etc.

  312. Carol A. Marshall

    Were toasters and electricity common in households during the great depression?  You know, the toasters that had the sides that would flip down, and you had to turn the bread over to toast the other side.  Anyway, if not, I think when wood stoves were used there was some sort of metal contraption you could use to toast bread over the fire.  Well, I think I would prefer the pickles on toasted bread 🙂

  313. Carol A. Marshall

    I LOVE bread and butter pickles.  My mum and I have made them for years, my brother and his kids gobble them before the dinner is laid out if they get away with it, which they usually do, so we refill the pickle dish.  The garlic and chili flavours don’t make it this far north(Eastern Canada) at least traditionally, in these pickles.  And, I do very thin slices.  But these still look delish.  Did it have sugar(ours did), I will have to rewind 🙂

  314. Valkyrie Ziege

    ; From Wikipedia – ‘Bread-and-butter pickles’ are a marinated pickle product with sliced cucumbers in a solution of vinegar, sugar, and spices, which may be, processed by canning, or simply chilled as ‘refrigerator pickles’. The origin of the name and the spread of their popularity, in the United States, is attributed to ‘Omar and Cora Fanning’, a pair of Illinois cucumber farmers who started selling ‘sweet and sour pickles’ in the 1920s and filed for the trademark “Fanning’s Bread and Butter Pickles” in 1923, although the recipe, and similar ones, are much older. The story attached to the name is from ‘the Fannings’ surviving rough years by making the pickles with their surplus of undersized cucumbers and bartering them with their grocer for staples such as ‘bread and butter’.

  315. Tim Martin

    Chef John what knife are you cutting the cucumber with?

  316. Marcelo campos de souza

    delicious!!! i love pickles with sanduichs,thanks for recipe!

  317. Joker

    You talk weird

  318. Nereyda Garcia

    Can you show us how to make kosher dill pickles!!!