Sunday, June 19, 2011

Dill pickles

A person can buy excellent dill pickles in practically any store. As with so many other things, though, there is a taste and satisfaction to be derived from making your own at home. It isn't complicated.

You will need:

4 cups water
2 1/2 cups white vinegar
1/3 cup kosher salt
2 1/2 Tbs sugar
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp peppercorns
3/4 tsp turmeric
3 whole cloves
1 medium onion, sliced
1 large jalapeno pepper, sliced with seeds
8 garlic cloves, peeled
1 bunch dill
1 tsp dried thyme
10 Kirby cukes

Put everything except the cukes into a pan and bring to a boil. Drop in the cukes. Let them sit on your kitchen counter for 24 hours. Refrigerate for 3-5 days. Then eat.


Jenn said...

When they sit on the counter, should they be covered? Does it matter?
My grandma used to can her own bought pickles are just not the same :)

Pam said...

Yes, I concur with the taste and satisfaction thing and make my own pickles now and then. I like the ingredients in your recipe and am thinking about adding jalapeno to mine. I also make sweet pickles out of dill pickles.

Mary said...

I make a lot of pickles in the summertime. I'll have to give your recipe a try. They sound delicious. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Pam said...

I've never made them before but I think it would be fun to try. My daughter LOVES dill pickles.

Inside a British Mum's Kitchen said...

This sounds so great - I've actually never pickled anything - perhaps I should start.

Pegasuslegend said...

My son saw this and now wanting me to try them.... they are his favorite.. not a lover of them.. was hoping you can ship :) looks like alot of work I am too lazy for this venture... great job I envy this one

megcjones said...

i really should try this - i eat pickles by the jar. love them.

Chris said...

Chris Lilly said that pickles were going to be the hot food trend this year. I have yet to make some but you are inspiring me to get off my duff.

Jordan said...

Pretty effective data, thank you for this post.
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