Step one: Chop up all the cucumbers. If you want a chunky relish then do it by hand, if you want it in smaller pieces, then put it in your food processer and pulse until you have your desired piece size. I personally go for chunky, so my hubby and I sat up late watching some tv and cut up all the pickles. Measure them into 6-8lbs per batch.
Once you have the 6-8lbs then put 1/2 cup of pickling salt on the cucumbers and mix thoroughly. Once it is mixed, cover with plastic wrap and let sit for a minimum of 2 hours, this gives it time to draw moisture out of the cucumbers.
|This is the Relish mix that I used. I found it at Bi-Mart, but I'm sure you can find it other places!|
|This is what it looks like once it is all mixed.|
Once it has come to a boil you stir in the drained cucumbers.
|This batch I used honey as the sweetener.|
|This batched used regular refined sugar.|
Let this sit for a minimum of 24 hours before using and then chill before serving! Super easy, and SO much better than the store bought relish!