Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Homemade Refrigerator Dill Pickles






My youngest is just figuring out how much he loves pickles.  He can't wait for the last month of school when the PTO begins selling large pickles on Fridays.  When our neighbor lady gave us a box full of small cucumbers, I knew exactly what to make.  Homemade dill pickles!! After some looking around I found a recipe that looked tasty and easy at Living Locurto.  I altered the recipe a little bit as hers was a little too salty for us.


















Homemade Refrigerator Dill Pickles

Ingredients
6 1-quart canning jars
2 quarts water
1 quart white vinegar
1/2 cup pickling salt

About 20 cucumbers- little ones that are good for pickling.
4-6 Cloves of Garlic chopped
1 Onion chopped
Fresh dill
Ball pickle crisp 1/8 tsp per jar

Instructions

Make sure your jars are very clean.  I always like to run mine through the dishwasher first.  Wash your cucumbers as well.  Pour the water, vinegar and pickling salt into a 2 quart pan and heat on the stove until barely boiling.  While the liquids are boiling, chop up the garlic and onion.  Divide the garlic and onion equally among the six jars.  Throw a twig of dill in as well.  Fill the jar as full as you can with the cucumbers.  As soon as the brine - the boiled water, vinegar and salt- comes to a boil, pour it over the top of the cucumbers covering them completely.  Close with the lids and set in the refrigerator for 2 months to pickle before opening.



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10 comments:

  1. These bring back fond memories of my grandmother canning pickles. I love homemade foods! I hope you'd be willing to come share this with us on our linking party today at Fidlers Under One Roof. http://www.fidlersunderoneroof.com ! Hope to see you there!

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  2. I love dill pickles! I've never made them myself, but my mother always made such yummy ones. I just might have to try your simple recipe. Hardest part for me will be waiting to eat them.

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    1. It is hard to wait, Ann. I just put the date on the calendar and tried not to think about them until then. LOL

      Have a great week!

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  3. Oh yum, perfect for the cucumbers that will soon be showing up in gardens and for when you have a lot of extras on hand! Thank you for linking up to A Crafty Soiree, I'll be featuring you this Thursday :)

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  4. HOW LONG WILL THESE KEEP IN THE FRIDGE? ALL THE RECIPES I HAVE LOOKED AT SAY THEY ONLY KEEP FOR 2 WEEKS IF NOT PROCESSED. IS THIS TRUE? WOULD LOVE TO MAKE THESE!! ALSO WANT TO MAKE IN ON BIG JAR, WOULD THAT BE OK?

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    1. Hi Traci These pickles have to set about two months before they are completely pickled. After that they can be in you fridge for several months. The pickling preserves them. I made my batch in February and they are still good.

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  5. *"HAVE LOOKED AT RECIPES"

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    1. Also, they do not have to go through the hot water bath, because they are stored in the refrigerator. A bigger jar would be fine, you just need to make sure that there is enough brine to cover all the cucumbers.

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  6. Do they have to stay in the refrigerator, LOVE dill pickles but small refrigerator?

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