Pickled Green Walnuts

I have been wanting to try this for a few years but the key is to remember to harvest the young green walnuts.  They grow quickly.  I just harvested mine in the 2nd week of June in Cincinnati.

There are many recipes but I am following one from http://www.midwesternexposure.wordpress.com.  I picked 2 lbs of nuts.  Using rubber gloves, prick each with a pin about 8 times.  I then covered them with a brine of salt and water.  I will change the water in 5 days and add another brine.

Photo of day 1.