Andy Griffith, television's beloved sheriff on The Andy Griffith Show, has died at the age of 86. The actor died at his home in Roanoke Island, North Carolina, according to a statement from his family.
Though Griffith went on to have a long-lasting career in television and music, playing Matlock for nearly a decade and winning a Grammy for his Christian music, Griffith will best be remembered as the loveable and wise sheriff of Mayberry.
In honor of Griffith, we found a little bit of nostalgia for Short Order readers.
First, we've found a recipe for Aunt Bee's Kerosene Pickles, which are perfect for summer snacking (when you leave out the kerosine).
Aunt Bee's Kerosene Pickles
1 bunch dill
6 hot peppers
6 cloves garlic
6 slices onion
6 tsp. whole spices
6 lumps alum
1 qt. cider vinegar
2 qts. water
1 c. salt
6 one-quart pickling jars
- Wash and dry enough cucumbers for 6 sterilized 1 quart jars.
- In bottom of each jar place: some dill, 1 hot pepper, 1 clove of garlic, 1 slice of onion, 1 teaspoon whole spices, small lump of alum and cucumbers.
- Combine vinegar, water and salt in saucepan.
- Let mixture come to a rolling boil, then pour into the jars.
- Seal immediately.
- Makes 6 quarts.
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We also found the entire episode, which involves Andy and Barney in an elaborate plot to hide the evidence.....of Aunt Bee's uneaten pickles: