Glyko Karpouzi

50 pieces watermelon rind
Lemon juice
1 cup lime
3 kg. sugar
3 cups water
(Glyko is a fruit preserve)


Peel the rind on both sides leaving only the white part.
Cut into square pieces.
Place the watermelon pieces in a bowl with water and lime for 2 hours.
Rinse very well under running water.
Boil the watermelon in a casserole until cooked.
Drain and place in water and lemon juice for 2-3 hours.
Drain and boil in the casserole with sugar, water and lemon juice till cooked.
At the end add the vanilla.
Store in sterilised jars when cold.