Monday, August 20, 2012

Pickles!

In a positive frenzy of fermentation today!


Mable's Pickles

Per quart jar:

1 pound pickling cucumbers - choose smaller ones
2 cloves garlic - no brown bits!
1 tsp alum
1 heaping T rock salt (cheapo ice cream salt is fine as long as it's clean)
1-2 good-sized heads of dill
Apple cider vinegar (ACV)
Water

Wash and trim cukes.

Place garlic, alum, salt, and dill in jars, then pack cukes in tightly, keeping them below the neck as much as possible.  Pour ACV in jars to just under half-full, then top off with cold water to just covering the cukes.

Close the jars. Invert them a couple of times a day til the salt is dissolved. Let cure at least a month.

3 comments:

Lamentation said...

that looks like you guys had a grand time :)

Fleur Violet said...

Yum. I've never made pickles as a grown up. Loved helping my mom as a kid though& she always let me do a few jars of tiny baby pickles. They always turned out so crispy&amazing.

katie metzroth said...

my mom tried to make pickles once when I was growing up and they didnt turn out great, but it looks like you know what you're doing. : )