And to put it to good use, I made Pickled Melon Rinds! They're easy to make and scrumptious to eat! You should try it with your next melon!
Remove the rind. The easiest way is to cut the melon as you normally would. Cut off all pink flesh (the part you typically eat), then using a vegetable peeler, peel off the green skin. Cut the rind into about 1" pieces.
Prepare the brine.
1/4 cup salt to 1 qt water. Put all cut rind chunks in brine. Let sit overnight.
Drain and rinse.
Mix vinegar, water, and spices. Bring to boil.
Add rinds. Boil. Simmer about 30-minutes. The rinds should be clear.
Pack rinds into jars, fill with hot syrup. Eat immediately or process for storage.
I am in love and will never discard another melon rind ever again!
Have you ever had melon rinds?