Thursday, June 21, 2012

Experimental Recipes :: Refrigerator Pickles

We've been growing a garden with another family this summer. One of our largest producers are the cucumber plants. I think the last cucumber harvested was over a foot long!

Since we had so many of them, I decided to make refrigerator pickles. I've never made these before, and I was a little nervous about proceeding. I searched the internet for a recipe and then adapted it to what I had on hand. It was not a bit complicated and it didn't make my house smell horrible either.

Let's begin!


6 cups of sliced cucumbers
1 1/2 cups white vinegar
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons of pickling spices
4 garlic cloves, sliced thinly

First, place the sliced cucumbers into a jar(s).

Combine the vinegar, sugar, salt, and spices in a pot and bring them to a boil.

Boil for one minute. Remove from heat and allow to cool for a minute.

Pour the liquid over the cucumber slices. It is okay if the liquid does not completely cover the cucumbers, as they will make their own liquid. Allow the jars to cool. Refrigerate for at least 4 days before serving. Pickles can last up to one month in the fridge. Enjoy!

After the fourth day, I popped open a jar. Wow! I made pickles!!! They were approved by the husband and the children and will continue to be a staple in the house. I hope yours turn out well, too.

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