When I was home last weekend in Indiana, I picked up a nice seedless watermelon. I have always wondered – is there anything you can do/make with the watermelon rinds? Well, low and behold – there is! I found two recipes that apparently go back generations (to the early 1900’s and I am sure prior to that). One is for pickled watermelon rinds. Based on the recipe, it sounds like the end result tastes something akin to bread and butter/sweet pickles. The second recipe is for watermelon rind preserves – for putting on your morning toast.
I’m going to give both of these recipes a try. The pickles take a couple of weeks before they are ready to eat once you have canned them, the preserves I should be able to try once it is cooled. keep you posted on the results!