Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Refrigerator Pickles

Our garden is in full bloom, with tomatoes and jalapenos ready to eat. I'm pleased to report that no other tomatoes got the black bottoms that those first couple green tomatoes had! I've been cooking up a storm, think ratatouille (used Julia Childs' recipe) and pizza (of course!) with fresh vegetables everywhere. Our neighbor gave us a bunch of cucumbers, though, so of course I had to make some refrigerator pickles.

I am almost positive I found this recipe in the Atlanta Journal Constitution, but I haven't been able to find it online. So...perhaps its a combination of recipes. At any rate, its fairly quick and makes good, crunchy pickles. You need to eat them within the week.



Refrigerator Pickles--recipe approximate

Slice cucumbers and soak overnight in a water and salt combo. I think I did 1/3 cup of salt to 2 quarts of water, but don't quote me on that!

Drain and rinse cucumbers, then pack into a jar with pickling spices, garlic, and dill. Fill jar with white vinegar and set in fridge overnight. They should be good to go by the next day, and flavor will become more intense with time. As these aren't processed, you will need to eat them fairly quickly, but that has never been a problem here. Very good on sandwiches!

13 comments:

snowelf said...

Pickles always remind me of my Great Aunt Elsie aka The Pickle Lady. She used to make pickles, and she'd then put green food coloring in the jar as a signature. Her pickles were so yummy and shamrock green!

Glad you had such a blast in Chicago!! I just love Chicago.

--snow

doggybloggy said...

I love refrigerator pickles - I can imagine them now

Jenn said...

Nothing beats home made pickles. I've got to try this sometimes!!! Plus I love pickles too.

Cynthia said...

I want to grab that jar!

girlichef said...

Delicious!! Love fridge pickles...I'd forgotten you could make them so quickly :)

caribbeanvegan said...

Now I know what to do with excessive cucumbers. This is a great snack. Thanks so much for this recipe even if you think u did not quote the right quanties.

Anette said...

Cucumber pickles made this way are lovely with salmon or mackerel! Or just eaten with you fingers, because they are so delicious!

burpandslurp said...

Making your own pickles sound so fun and cool! I love it!

Kim (@ Paper Apron) said...

Ah, I tried these for the first time this year and I was thrilled at how easy and really tasty these are. I'll be a loyal pickler from now on.

buffalodick said...

I tried canning stuff a few times... Too much work for me!

pinknest said...

mmm, sounds delicious! i love me some pickles.

Marjie said...

That jar of pickles would last my horde about 20 minutes.

refrepair said...

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