Bread & Butter Pickles by Mother Mary’s
Bread and butter pickles gained popularity during the Great Depression when many people, even in cities, had gardens producing an abundance of cucumbers. Fresh cucumber sandwiches were served between slices of bread and butter with salt and pepper and are still popular today in certain circles. However, the name is believed to have originated when a family that had an abundance of cucumbers made the sweet and tangy bread and butter pickles recipe, preserving them for use throughout the year. The popular pickles were used by this family to barter for bread and butter staples. Eventually many uses were enjoyed, including serving them with bread and butter and including them on the table as a regular addition to the evening meal. Mother Mary’s Canning Co. bread and butter pickles are a long-held family recipe and include onions in the mix.
Suggested uses: Top deli sandwiches, pork barbecue, sloppy joes, bread and fry, add to Hollandaise sauce to give eggs benedict a boost – 1 TBS to 1 cup of sauce, use with specialty cheeses/crackers, German potato salad – add juice and pickles, dress up your favorite deviled egg and potato salad recipes, use on charcuterie boards, serve with bread and butter
Mother Mary’s Canning Company began in 2010 when the llc. owned by Bob and Mary Barker became licensed under the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development as a limited wholesale food producer. Since 2010, they’ve been canning and learning about the challenges and rewards of producing their small-batch, hand-packed quality canned foods in a commercial setting. They continue to fine-tune their line of products while developing new recipes in their certified commercial kitchen. The old fashioned canning stove depicted in the center of their logo harkens back to a time when our American farm ancestors preserved food for survival. The red banner represents Michigan farm producers from whom they purchase their fresh produce directly. The circle symbolizes the seal of a canning jar lid. And the patriotic color theme shows their support for American small business. Their slogan, “Preserving Quality Since 2010,” speaks for itself.