You will need:
- 5 pounds (3 to 5-inch long firm kirby cucumbers (about 20), washed
- 1-1/2 cups coarse salt
- 2 Tbsp. mixed pickling spices
- 4 to 5 cloves garlic, unpeeled (I add additional chopped garlic - about 1 tsp.)
- 4 to 5 sprigs fresh dill
- 2-1/2 cups apple cider vinegar
- 3 Tbsp. sugar
Drain and rinse the cucumbers, discarding brine. Boil jars or run them through the dishwasher to sterilize. After brining, if any of the pickles look or feel soft and mushy, discard them. Pack into wide-mouth jars. Divide pickling spices, garlic and dill between the jars. After packing jars, put additional dill on top of the pickles.
Combine 6-1/4 cup water, remaining salt, vinegar and sugar in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil and pour into packed jars. Cool on a rack to room temperature. Cover and refrigerate. These are best eaten after about 2 weeks, but you can start after 2 days in the refrigerator. It's hard to wait!
This makes about 4 Quarts.
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I'm the founder/moderator for Punk Domestics (www.punkdomestics.com), and I'd love for you to submit this to the site. Be sure to tag it #pickleparty. Good stuff!ReplyDelete
Great pics Patti! My garden was a bummer too this year, I need to find a close Farmer's Market. Enjoy your pickles:@)ReplyDelete
I cant wait to make up a batch of my own!ReplyDelete
Looks like a great recipe, Patti! Love your photo! The hardest part of making pickles is finding some good kirby cukes!ReplyDelete
Those look delish! I wanted to invite you to our Canning Week Blog Party (Aug. 22-26). http://alattewithotta.blogspot.com/p/canning-week-2011.html There will be a canning linky party with a guest judge, and canning related give-a-ways. It should be a lot of fun and I hope you will stop by and link up!!!ReplyDelete
Hi Patti! Am new to canning! I want to try this pickle recipe, I am assuming that the canning jars were sterilized at some point? And when did you slice the cucumbers? Thank you, cannot wait to try them! LisaReplyDelete
Hi Lisa! I did leave out the sterilization - you can boil them or run them through the dishwasher to sterilize. Slice the cucumbers after removing them from the first brine!Delete
Oh yum! Thanks for linking this up at the Carnival of Home Preserving!ReplyDelete