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Old 07-26-2014, 12:45 PM
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Garlic Dill Refrigerator Pickles


Ingredients:

2 quarts water
1 c. Apple cider or white vinegar
1/2 c. Pickling salt
About 3-4 pounds of cucumbers, pickling is best
8 large heads of dill, or more if they are smaller
8 medium cloves of garlic, peeled and sliced
1 tbsp mustard seed
4 pinches red pepper flake
About 20 black peppercorns



1. This will make 4 quarts pickles. You will need 4 quarts jars with lids, or more if your jars are smaller. Canning jars aren't necessary, but they do need a lid. Wash them in hot soapy water and rinse well.

2. Measure the water, vinegar and salt in a 3 quart saucepan and set over high heat, you want the salt to dissolve and the mixture to come to a full boil.

3. Meanwhile, make sure your container are good and clean. Cut your cucumbers however you like' spears, slices or chunks.

4. In the bottom of each jar, place 1 head of dill and fronds if you desire along with 1 clove of garlic.

5. Fill each jar with your cucumbers, cram them in tight but make sure to leave a good inch of headspace at the top so that you can cover the pickles with brine completely.

6. Top the cucumbers in the jars with another clove of garlic, as well as another head of dill, a pinch of red pepper flakes, a scant teaspoon of mustard seed and 5 peppercorns per jar.

7. Carefully fill each jar with brine to cover the cucumber completely.

8. Screw on lids.

9. Leave jars on counter room temperature for 2 days. Jars will not seal so don't leave them out longer then 2 days. After 2 days place in refrigerator for 2 weeks at least before opening.

10. These will keep for several months in the refrigerator.
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Old 07-26-2014, 12:46 PM
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Omg thanks for this, Gardennerd!!!
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Old 07-26-2014, 12:47 PM
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Of course!!!! These are so delicious and crispy!!
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Old 07-26-2014, 01:14 PM
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Fresh pickles are the best summer treat ever! You're so lucky!
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Old 07-26-2014, 01:20 PM
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I love fresh pickles!! I also made my first ever spaghetti sauce last week. It was so yummy and fresh!!
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Old 07-26-2014, 01:22 PM
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Sounds delicious. Made spaghetti sauce recently too, using fresh roma tomatoes.
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Old 07-26-2014, 02:11 PM
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TFS Gardennerd, cant wait to give them a try.
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Old 07-26-2014, 02:26 PM
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They sound delicious Gardennerd, thanks for sharing the recipe.
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Old 07-26-2014, 02:38 PM
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So welcome Sherie and cathy!!
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Old 07-26-2014, 07:23 PM
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thank you very much for the recipe they sound good
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Old 07-27-2014, 11:13 AM
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Very welcome RaccoonBandit
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Old 07-27-2014, 11:28 AM
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And I suppose you're munching on some of those delicious pickles again today?!


They'd go amazing with my toasted egg salad sandwich.
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Old 07-27-2014, 11:39 AM
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they would go good with hamburgers too
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Old 07-27-2014, 12:06 PM
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I haven't broken into them yet today. Hubby has though, immediately after he set down his breakfast plate. Silly.
Raccoon, they taste great with burgers. We tried it yesterday. I went all out and made burgers, with cheese, onion, tomato, pickle, fried egg and avocado on it. Of course I was bloated afterwards but it was delicious while it went down! :9
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Old 07-27-2014, 03:24 PM
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Ok now I am super jealous after reading this post about the burgers!!!


OMG that sounds outrageously delicious! Nothing better than pickles on a burger.


Your husband was looking for a salt-fix after breakfast, Gardennerd.
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