Brinkley’s Famous Pork Burgers with Bread and Butter Pickles

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Bread and Butter Pickles:
(makes 5-6 pints)
25 pickling cucumbers, sliced thickly
2 white onions, sliced
2 red bell peppers, seeded and sliced
¼-cup kosher salt
2½-cups sugar
2½-cups white vinegar
2 teaspoons kosher salt
2 teaspoons mustard seed
2 teaspoons turmeric
2 teaspoons celery seed

Brinkley's Famous Pork Burger:
(makes 4-6 patties)
1 ounce country ham, ground or minced
1 pound pork, ground
Salt and pepper, to taste.


For Pickles:
1. Place the sliced cucumbers, green peppers and onions in a large cooler with ice and toss with salt. Set aside for at least four hours. Drain and rinse vegetables. Pack the vegetables in large sterile jars.
2. Bring the remaining ingredients to a boil. Pour the boiling mixture over the vegetables and proceed with canning the jars. Process in a hot water bath for 15 minutes. Let sit one month before opening.

For Burgers:
1. Combine the pork and the country ham. Season to taste. Form into 4-6 patties.
2. Pan fry in a little oil until cooked to desired level.
3. Serve on hamburger buns.

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