Anyone got a decent recipe to pickle walnuts?

(3 Posts)
tb Wed 17-Feb-16 12:55:24

The last time I tried to do this it was from a US blog and used black walnuts. I've just opened a jar, and they're horribly salty. Only just about edible, and I can normally eat them like sweets.

I find Opie's a little sweet, and too expensive where I live. However, I have a walnut tree and loads of vinegar brewing ready for May/June and thinning out this year's harvest.

Anyone pickle their own, and can give me a recipe?

I did wonder if Jane Grigson's English Food has a recipe, but don't have it.

Onykahonie Thu 18-Feb-16 11:48:49

No recipe in Jane Grigson's fruit book, but I have found one in Marguerite Patten's Jams, Preserves and Chutneys.

To summarise:

Wet brine the walnuts for 3 days, drain but do not rinse; dry on tea towel/kitchen roll. Leave somewhere sunny until they turn black. Pack into sterilised jars and top up with cold, spiced vinegar.
Leave for at least a month before eating.

tb Fri 19-Feb-16 20:58:38

Thank you - will give that a go in a few months.

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