Classic Dill Pickles (Refrigerator)

“These are an easy-to-make pickle that are tangy. In my humble opinion, much better than store-bought. You can taste the garlic and other spices. The nice thing about this recipe is it is fast and easy to modify to your taste. Cooking time is refrigeration time.”
READY IN:
24hrs 20mins
SERVES:
20
YIELD:
1 quart
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Trim the ends of the cucumbers.
  2. Quarter each cucmber lengthwise.
  3. In a large non-reactive bowl toss cucumber spears with 2 tablespoons of the kosher salt.
  4. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours.
  5. Rinse the cucumbers several times and pat dry.
  6. In a small saucepan, add water and vingear and one tablespoon of salt.
  7. Bring to a boil.
  8. Add dill, garlic, peppercorns, celery seeds and mustard seeds to a clean 1-quart jar.
  9. Pack container with cucumber spears.
  10. Pour hot brine into container.
  11. Let pickles cool to room temperature, about 2 hours.
  12. Cover and refrigerate for one day to develop flavor.
  13. The pickles shoud keep for about a month. But mine never last that long. The pickles start out crunchy, but after time soften.

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