[CnD] making watermelon rind pickles

Sugar sugarsyl71 at sbcglobal.net
Tue Jul 19 20:41:00 CEST 2016


Hi gail
Here is what works for me.
The outerlayer(grind) is the hardest part(green in color)
Then the bitter layer is white.
The pulp is red and is sweeter than the white layer.
This is how I can tell whether I get some of the white or the red.
I start to cut the melon and try to get about half an inch from the outer layer. I cut the first slice and then taste it, if I get some bitterness then I know I cut to low, so I keep trying till I get it right.
The white layer isn't bad but it is not sweet and you can taste the difference.
Since I usually cut them up in little bite size squares and place in a fruit bowl I  find it easier for me this way.
I know the colors and the difference because I was sighted before so I was able to see exactly what watermelons look like.
You just need to find what works for you.
HTH.
Remember there is no right or wrong way to do what you need to do as long as you find what what works for you.
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Sugar


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From: gail johnson via Cookinginthedark [mailto:cookinginthedark at acbradio.org] 
Sent: Tuesday, July 19, 2016 10:12 AM
To: cookinginthedark at acbradio.org
Cc: gail johnson
Subject: [CnD] making watermelon rind pickles

I'm looking at a Watermelon Rind Pickle recipe.
It says to remove the green part of the skin.
Is this the very outside layer?
Also, does anyone know how much of the meat on the inside of the melon must be removed?
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