Pickles, a summertime tradition

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    Jul 21, 2013 10:34 PM GMT

    Made a batch of refrigerator pickles today...

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    These refrigerator pickles cure in a large resealable plastic container:

    8-10 pickling cucumbers
    2 cups water
    6 cups white vinegar
    1 cup of salt (non-iodized)
    3 cloves of garlic, sliced
    3 Tbsp granulated sugar
    Pickling spice
    Fresh dill

    Heat this mixture until it's almost boiling, then remove from heat.
    Pour the hot brine over the pickles and cover tightly. Let the pickle mixture cool, and place in the frig.
    After 24 hours in the frig, they are ready to eat, but the longer they cure, the better they get.


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    Jul 22, 2013 1:49 AM GMT
    Nothing like fried pickles. ....mmmmmh
  • chi_rock

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    Jul 22, 2013 1:52 AM GMT
    Yum!
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    Jul 22, 2013 1:56 AM GMT
    livelifenow said
    Made a batch of refrigerator pickles today...

    970791_10100911262474819_354017387_n.jpg


    These refrigerator pickles cure in a large resealable plastic container:

    8-10 pickling cucumbers
    2 cups water
    6 cups white vinegar
    1 cup of salt (non-iodized)
    3 cloves of garlic, sliced
    3 Tbsp granulated sugar
    Pickling spice
    Fresh dill

    Heat this mixture until it's almost boiling, then remove from heat.
    Pour the hot brine over the pickles and cover tightly. Let the pickle mixture cool, and place in the frig.
    After 24 hours in the frig, they are ready to eat, but the longer they cure, the better they get.


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    Very cool - as a cucumber, dare I say? - and thanks for showing how easy it is! For now, I'll take the easy way out and toss smallish carrots, broccoli, celery, etc. into leftover pickle juice and let them stew for a day or two ... before throwing them into a glass with gin on the rocks. But, I will definitely try this in the future.
  • LJay

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    Jul 22, 2013 2:01 AM GMT
    1. Do you have to poke holes in the cukes to let the pickling solution penetrate? I'm guessing not.

    2. What happens if you use apple cider vinegar instead of distilled vinegar?
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    Jul 22, 2013 2:05 AM GMT
    may11 saidNothing like fried pickles. ....mmmmmh


    Agreeed!!! ^_^
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    Jul 22, 2013 2:48 AM GMT
    I absolutely love good pickles. Not the sweet ones, I don't consider those worthy of the name pickle.
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    Jul 22, 2013 2:55 AM GMT
    we gays love the pickle!
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    Jul 22, 2013 2:56 AM GMT
    LJay said1. Do you have to poke holes in the cukes to let the pickling solution penetrate? I'm guessing not.

    2. What happens if you use apple cider vinegar instead of distilled vinegar?


    1. No poking!

    2. I don't know? Never tried that.
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    Jul 22, 2013 2:59 AM GMT
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  • MikeHunt

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    Jul 22, 2013 3:00 AM GMT
    Matiz saidwe gays love the pickle!

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    Jul 22, 2013 3:00 AM GMT
    may11 saidNothing like fried pickles. ....mmmmmh


    I have been wanting to try them!
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    Jul 22, 2013 3:29 AM GMT
    livelifenow said
    may11 saidNothing like fried pickles. ....mmmmmh


    I have been wanting to try them!


    They are delicious! With some ranch
  • CincyBOJ

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    Jul 22, 2013 4:19 AM GMT
    I made a cucumber dish for a group today (Sunday):

    rice vinegar
    english cucumbers (thin sliced)
    red onion (thin sliced)
    fresh dill (chopped)
    honey
    sea salt
    garlic powder

    was delicious!


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    Jul 22, 2013 6:52 PM GMT
    may11 said
    livelifenow said
    may11 saidNothing like fried pickles. ....mmmmmh


    I have been wanting to try them!


    They are delicious! With some ranch



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