Pickled Watermelon Rind
Why This Recipe Works
Pickled watermelon rind is a classic Southern treat that's traditionally made with a sweet brine; our version calls for less sugar and more vinegar and includes cinnamon and cloves. First, we soaked the rind in a saltwater solution for 3 hours to season it. Next, we simmered it in fresh water to soften it. Finally, we simmered the rind in a flavorful pickling brine until it just began to turn translucent before transferring it to jars and letting it cool for storage.