Hi Detroit! We’re adding a new sandwich to our menu!
The Ploughman’s Lunch is an English dish consisting mainly of cheese, bread and sweet pickles or chutney. Ham and hard-boiled eggs are also often involved. While cheese, bread and chutney were commonly eaten together in England throughout the ages, the name “Ploughman’s Lunch” was first introduced in England in the 1950′s by The Cheese Board as a marketing vehicle for cheese which had recently been de-rationed. There’s some random trivia for you! Our sandwich version of this lunch is J and M Farm’s smoked ham, Oliver Farm’s organic provolone cheese and house-made sweet mustard pickles on an Avalon bun, as always served with fries or salad.
The sweet mustard pickles really make the sandwich. They were made back in August using Grown in Detroit cucumbers, and is my most very favorite of all my mother’s pickle recipes. Granted, this is the wrong time of year to be giving you a pickle recipe, but dedicated picklers can thank me later!
- 4 large ripe cucumbers (regular garden cucumbers, not pickling), peel seed, cut into chunks and sprinkle with salt. Let sit for 3 hrs and drain.
mix in a saucepan:
- 1 1/2 cups mild vinegar
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 1 1/2 tsp mustard seed
- 1 1/2 tsp celery seed
- 1/2 tsp tumeric
Add the cucumbers and simmer until easily pierced with a fork. Pack in jars and cover with the syrup, seal while still hot.