Pickles from around the garden

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Refrigerator pickles

The pickles have been a hit. They are fun and easy to prepare. In just one day, you have a delicious treat. Here is the link for the recipe I used was from https://www.aspicyperspective.com/best-homemade-refrigerator-pickles/ I’ve copied and pasted the recipe card link below as well.

Best Homemade Refrigerator Pickles Recipe: How to make pickles, no canning required! These perky crisp pickles make great sandwich toppers. Prep Time 5 mins Cook Time 3 mins Chill time1 total Time 1 d 8 mins Course: Side Dish, Snack Cuisine: American Servings: 12 spears (1-pint jar) Calories: 13kcal Author: Sommer Collier 

Ingredients

  • 3 pickling cucumbers, each about 4 inches in length, sliced evenly
  • 1/4 cup Vidalia onion, sliced
  • 3-5 sprigs fresh dill weed
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pickling salt, or kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon whole black peppercorns
  • 1/4 teaspoon whole yellow mustard seeds
  • Pinch crushed red pepper flakes

Instructions

  • Pack a clean pint-sized jar with sliced cucumbers, onion slices, and dill sprigs. Leave a 1/2 inch of space at the top of the jar for liquid.
  • In a small pot heat the vinegar, water, garlic, and all spices until the mixture comes to a simmer and salt and sugar dissolve.
  • Cool the brine down to warm and fill the jar so everything is covered with brine.
  • Close the lid tightly and refrigerate for 24 hours before eating.

Notes

This recipe is made to fit a 1 pint jar. Multiply and adjust per number and size of jars desired.Too tart? Some readers have mentioned the vinegar being a little much for them. I like pickles with a bite, but we all have different taste buds. Feel free to add up to 1 1/2 teaspoons of sugar per jar. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1spear | Calories: 13kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 293mg | Potassium: 113mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 55IU | Vitamin C: 2.7mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 0.2mg

I also have to give a shout out to PamperedChef for their Crinkle Cutter knife. It gives the cucumbers that fun ruffled edge. It looks pretty and might even get your kids to eat their veggies! This is an unpaid endorsement but if you have to have one here’s a link:

https://www.pamperedchef.com/shop/Featured+Collections/Smart+Snacking+Solutions/Crinkle+Cutter/1089

Enjoy your harvest! Don’t forget to bring some along on your next picnic.

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