8.09.2009

Makin' pickles

I made a batch of homemade refrigerator pickles this weekend. No canning required! My gram used to make this with a mix of cucumbers and onions. You can also add banana peppers for variety.

Homemade pickles

1 medium-large or 2 small cucumbers
1 cup water
1 cup cider vinegar
1 bay leaf
2 cloves garlic, crushed
2/3 T sugar
1 t dried dill (or 1 T fresh)
1 t mustard seed
1 t salt

Slice cucumber (or onion or pepper) very thin. Place in a glass jar with garlic and bay leaf.

Combine water, vinegar, sugar, dill, mustard seed, and salt in small saucepan. Heat until sugar is dissolved.

Pour liquid into jar, cover, and cool.

Refrigerate overnight.

Photo by Renee Comet from Wikimedia Commons

3 comments:

wouldibuyitagain said...

Very cool. Perfect for the summer.

WYA! said...

We are just now getting into pickling- big fun! We found some pickled garlic at Kroger so now we have to figure out how to do that ourselves.

casch said...

These sound so easy, I MUST give them a try!