Pickled walnuts

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Pickled walnuts

Postby Zosherooney » June 5th, 2016, 11:33 am

We have a 7 year old walnut tree in our orchard (3 trees, two eating apples and the walnut). Last year it had 3 walnuts on it, the squirrel had them all ! This year we can see we will have about 20 ish and don't wish to share them ! I am toying with the idea of pickling them. Mrs. Beeton has a recipe which seems a tad on the labour intensive side. Just wondering if anyone has ever tried doing pickled walnuts ?
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Re: Pickled walnuts

Postby earthmaiden » June 5th, 2016, 4:31 pm

I thought that to pickle them successfully you had to pick them when 'green'. I've never had a tree so have never had access to green ones.
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Re: Pickled walnuts

Postby Zosherooney » June 5th, 2016, 5:04 pm

You are very right Earth, they have to be picked at the optimum time !
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Re: Pickled walnuts

Postby suffolk » June 5th, 2016, 5:44 pm

Love pickled walnuts. Quite a faff to make but well worth it if you have a walnut tree :chops:
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