Saturday, June 11, 2011
Easy Homemade Pickles
I LOVE pickles. Especially the super salty garlic flavored dills. I can munch my way through a jar of dills in no time flat. I always wanted to try making my own pickles, it just seemed like such a complicated and messy process so I never got around to trying it. Then I found this recipe from the Hip Girls Guide to Homemaking. Check out the full post here
The long story short:
Cucumber or other veggies of your choice
1 cup filtered water
1 cup of any kind of vinegar
1 tbsp of non iodized salt
Herbs and spices of your choice (like dill or garlic)
Slice up your veggies and put them in a jar. Add your spices.
Mix the water, vinegar and salt in a pot and bring to a boil. Pour the brine mixture into the jar, screw on the lid wipe down the glass. Now let it sit in the refrigerator for 2-3 weeks while it ferments.
I just made my first batch with sliced cucumber and tucked it away in the back of the fridge. I'll let you know how they taste in a few weeks!