• Classic Dill Pickles! Posted on July 27, 2013


    Classic Dill Pickles! We are a household that loves pickles! So the idea of making our own to have on hand whenever the whim to indulge strikes. This is a basic and simple recipe. Once you have the art of pickling down you can play around with garlic quantities, adding red pepper flakes, etc. This makes 6 one-pint jars and can be stored for up to a year.

    Classic Dill Pickles:

    3 cups distilled white vinegar
    2 tbs kosher salt
    6 Tbs pickling spice
    6 large, dill heads
    24 garlic cloves, peeled
    36 peppercorns
    6 lb pickling cucumbers, cut lengthwise into quarters
    In a large saucepan, combine the vinegar and salt. Add 3 cups of water and bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring to dissolve the salt.

    Meanwhile, in each jar, place 1 Tbs pickling spice, 1 dill head, 4 garlic cloves, and 6 peppercorns. Add the cucumber quarters until each jar is packed full.

    Ladle the hot brine into the jars, leaving 1/2 inch of head space. Remove any air bubbles. Wipe the rims clean and seal tightly with the lids.

    Process the jars for 7 minutes in a boiling water bath. Let jars stand for 24 hours undisturbed. Then set aside for 2 weeks for the flavors to develop.

    Photo and recipe shared from: http://greendoorhospitality.wordpress.com/

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