* This recipe will fill 60 pint and a half jars.
** Purchase Mustard Seed and Dill Seed way ahead of canning season because the stores run out.
***May want to purchase dill plant ahead of time and keep away from freezing temps.
Trim the cut end of the asparagus spears, and cut them into 4 inch lengths. Place them in a large bowl with 6 2/3 cups salt, and cover with water. Let stand for 2 hours. Drain and rinse under cool water, and pat dry.
Sterilize pint size wide mouth jars in dishwasher hot rinse cycle. You can also sterilize in dishwasher.
In a large pot over medium heat, combine the vinegar, sugar, 1 1/4 cup of salt, mustard seed, dill seed and onion rings. Bring to a boil, and boil for ONE MINUTE ONLY.
Pack the asparagus spears, tips up, in the hot jars leaving 1/2" of space from the rim. Tuck one dill sprig into each jar, and sprinkle in 1/4 teaspoon of red pepper flakes if you want. Pour hot pickling liquid into the jars, filling to within 1/4 inch of the rim. Wipe rims with a clean damp cloth, and seal with lids. Process in a boiling water bath for 15 minutes in high altitude.
Cool to room temperature. Check seals when cool by pressing the center of the lid. It should not move or pop. Label and date; store in a cool dark place. If any jars have not sealed properly, refrigerate and eat within two weeks.
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|Serving Size: 1 jar (2961g)|
|Recipe Makes: 60 Servings|
|Calories from Fat: 23 (12%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 2.5g||3 %|
|Saturated Fat 0.3g||2 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 1.2g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 0.6g|
|Cholesterol 0mg||0 %|
|Sodium 76835.1mg||2649 %|
|Potassium 1030.3mg||27 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 21.8g||6 %|
|Dietary Fiber 11.1g||45 %|
|Sugars, other 10.6g|
|Protein 11.8g||17 %|
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Calories per serving: 198
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