Thursday, July 25, 2013

Refrigerator Dill Pickles

{I Think I Can}:  Refrigerator Dill Pickles
Anyone else have cucumbers coming out their ears?
{I Think I Can}:  Refrigerator Dill Pickles

Well here is one thing I did with mine this year.  I made pickles that you don't even have to can or pressure cook!

One thing about these, is they are not very strong dill flavored, and they are a little sweet, but not as sweet as bread and butter!

3 qts sliced cucumbers
1 lrg onion, thinly sliced
3 heads of dill*

Place the dill head in bottom of 3 qt jars (or any size containers=3 qts).  Layer cucumbers & onions in several layers until jars are full.  

Boil for 1 minute:
2 c. sugar
2 c. white vinegar
2 c. water
1/4 c. salt

Pour into jars.  Cover & refrigerate.  After 3 days, then ENJOY!  They keep in the fridge for up to a year!

To slice my cucumbers and onions, I used my salad shooter. Worked amazing!  You can also use a food processor too.  Or slice them all by hand.

*I had to do some research on that stuff.  This is what I found out:
  • fresh dill head is the best
  • dill seed can be used as a replacement &
  • 2-3 T. dill seeds=4-6 heads of dill
  • dill weed is not what you want to use
  • see below picture of the bunch of dill I bought

  • Dill weed is the more feathery dark green stuff on the stems-which you don't use in this recipe, but I used fresh dill weed in a few recipes since I had so much of it!  Fresh is always better.
    • When I bought the bunch of dill, it was such a big clump, & I only need 3 of those yellow heads-good thing it only cost me $1.99!  
      • Since I don't like anything to go to waste I may dry the dill weed, to have in my pantry of spices for the winter! 
  • Anyways, that's about all I know about dill
Enjoy the pickles!  YUM.

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1 comment:

  1. Definitely dry your dill and save it. It also keeps very well! I dried mine a couple of summers ago and keep it in a glass canning jar with a lid on it. :)

    I love this pickle recipe. I am going to Pin it to my Pinterest account!!


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