Thursday, August 4, 2011

Refrigerator Dill Pickles


I've got a delicious recipe for you all today.  I got this recipe from my older sister and think it is one of my favorite ways of preserving the cucumbers and dill that come from our garden.  The pickles are crunchy and so tasty.  I hope you try it!

Here are the ingredients you will need:

15 (or so) small cucumbers sliced into four spears
40 (or so) fresh dill sprigs
2 large onions, sliced into rings
5 garlic cloves, sliced
1 quart of water
1 quart white vinegar
1/4 cup canning salt

Bring to boil the water, vinegar, and salt in a large pot until the salt is dissolved.  Stir the mixture occasionally.

Add the remainder of ingredients in a large bowl.

Carefully pour the vinegar mixture over your cucumbers, onions, garlic, and dill.   Really, be careful!  The mixture is hot and the smell of the vinegar can be very strong!  You can see how everything has wilted slightly after pouring in the hot liquid.

Cover the pickles and let them cool.  Once they have cooled, put them into a jar and let them sit in the fridge for 24 hours before you enjoy them.  The pickles will last in your fridge for up to three months.

This recipe yields roughly 60 pickle spears and takes about 40 minutes from start to finish.  They're my favorite thing to serve with grilled burgers, brats, or a favorite sandwich.  Enjoy!

Have a great day!

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