Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Refrigerator Pickles

Pickles are so easy you almost don't need a recipe.  In fact, you can fill the jar with what ever veggies you like.  But pickles wouldn't be quite the same without cucumbers.  Here's what you'll need...

Sliced cucumbers (1 or 2 per jar)
Sliced onions
1-2 hot sliced peppers with seeds
1 sliced garlic clove
2 large sprigs of dill
1 large clean mason jar with a canning lid (or any large jar with a screw top)

This recipe is enough for one large jar.  Start with a large sprig of dill on the bottom of the jar.  Then alternate ingredients and fill and pack it to the top. Finish with another sprig of dill. 

Now bring to a boil...

2 cups water
1/2 cup white vinegar
2 tsp salt
2 tsp honey

Boil a couple minutes, stirring to dissolve the honey.  Then pour the hot liquid into the canning jar to cover the veggies.  Seal and cool.  You'll need to refrigerate the pickles.  And I like to shake them now and then to help disperse all the flavors.  It should keep a month or more. If you like pickles with a little more of a bite you can add more vinegar to your brine instead of water. I made several jars over the Summer.  And I only have one left.  You know Summer has come to an end when you stop getting cucumbers in the garden.  And that time is growing near.  


Rosemary Aubut said...

I have never done this before but I might actually try it! Sounds easy and delicious!

Rita said...

I don't love pickles but my children do. I'll have to try this.

Elise Ann Wormuth said...

Ooh, they sound delicious. I'm keeping that recipe.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Oh we just know they would taste so good!

Donald Urness said...

I wish blogger had a like button. (like)

Mary said...

Oh so much labor to can food. Good for you.

Pat Tillett said...

Yum! I really want some of these, right now!