Saturday, May 10, 2008

Bread & Butter Pickles

With the first few delicious cucumbers of this season to arrive in my co-op box, I knew I was going to make pickles. I used Alton Brown's recipe for refrigerator pickles. It was super easy and delicious tasting broth. Now I have to wait for the brining to finish up so I can eat them!

Making your own pickles is surprisingly easy and extremely tasty. I'm very pleased. Want to try it? Here's the recipe:

Ab's B and B's

1/2 onion, thinly sliced
2 medium cucumbers, thinly sliced
1 cup water
1 cup cider vinegar
1 1/2 cups sugar
Pinch kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1/2 teaspoon celery seeds
1/2 teaspoon pickling spice

Combine onion and cucumber slices in a clean spring-top jar.

Combine the remaining ingredients in a non-reactive saucepan and bring to a boil. Simmer for 4 full minutes to wake up the flavors of the spices.

Slowly pour the hot pickling liquid over the onion and cucumber slice, completely filling the jar. Allow the pickles to cool to room temperature before topping off with any remaining pickling liquid. Refrigerate.

Keeps for about 3 months in the fridge.


piscesgrrl said...

I preserved pickles last year for the first time - my kids just keep saying "these taste funny!" I've never tried the refrigerator pickles though.

rob said...



Blog Widget by LinkWithin