Monday, August 12, 2013
DIY Easy Dill Pickles
I had no idea it was so simple to make pickles. I really like pickles. Not the sweet ones. They have to be dill. And my 4 year-old loves them, too. No canning required. (Even though I would love to learn to do that.)
It’s a great time of the year to buy cucumbers. I've used several varieties to make pickles. And it’s a whole lot cheaper than buying the good ones at the store.
First, start by combining 2 cups of water, 1/4 cup of vinegar and 1/8 cup salt in a saucepan. Mix well, boil, mixing occasionally.
Chop your cucumbers into strips. I cut out most the seeds. You could cut them into slices instead, but I just did strips.
Pack them into a clean jar. (You might want to heat it under warm water to keep it from breaking. I had no problems, though.)
Next, add the brine to the jar. Crush a few cloves of garlic into the jar, put a lid on it, and put in the fridge for a day. You can store them for awhile (3 months? just a guess) or eat them the next day.
No canning required.
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