Monday, June 22, 2009

Fridge Pickles


I was going to make my grandmother's easy recipe, but when I realized that it called for a cup of sugar for each quart of cucumbers, and realized that we love our cucumbers in a simple brine of vinegar, water, and a little salt, I simplified. Into each quart jar of sliced cukes Clara put two peeled garlic cloves, 1 T. salt, 1/2 cup cider vinegar, then topped each off with water. What could be easier?

18 comments:

Mrs. Farrah Ginter said...

My husband and I were just talking about my making us more fermented vegetables! That's so funny! Thanks for sharing your recipe!

Jessica said...

Hi Anna, I was going to e-mail you privately but didn't see a link to that. I was wondering if you could help me with a bit of information.
I've really been wanting contribute to Charity i.e. I want to work in the Appalachias, but I don't know how to go about it.
I've done internet searches but I'm finding nothing I'm looking for, and I remember reading your children were going to be working there. Please help!
Any suggestions to pointing me in the right direction? Thanks so much!
~Jessica

Anna said...

Jessica, have you looked into Habitat for Humanity? I don't know offhand, but I imagine that they have projects in that area.

Liz said...

I will admit: Your grandmother's recipe (I am assuming it's the same as my grandmother's, which also calls for 1 c sugar per quart) is my favorite recipe for pickles. It's the only way I'll eat fermented cucumber!

An Adventurer in the World said...

very similar to my bf's sauerkraut, except she uses no vinegar, just salt and water to ferment.

A couple bites of that every day...yum and good for the digestive tract.

deb meyers

Shelley in SC said...

Yummy!! These look so fresh and delicious!

Bethgem said...

Sour pickles are the only ones worth eating. My mouth is watering.

Julia said...

That's funny; we just picked our cucumbers this morning for the same purpose! Thanks for the recipe-I'll have to try yours!

Sharon said...

These look tasty and sound super easy to make. Thanks for sharing your Grandma's recipe :)

Have a wonderful day!
~Sharon

The Mangerchine's said...

Do you heat or cook the cucumbers at all, or do you just layer everything in the jar? How long will they keep in the fridge?

elise said...

Hi Anna,

I'm so thankful for this recipe. As you know, The Farmers Market in many communities are up and running. This is such a great recipe and I will use it over and over again,yum-o!
Love it!
Elise :)

Tammy said...

They look delicious! We usually have some in our fridge too! Need to get busy.

YayaOrchid said...

Thank you for sharing the recipe. I think I really prefer Clara's adaptation. Sounds delicious!

Margo said...

oh I LOVE homemade dill pickles! I also wonder how long these would keep in the fridge. I make some very easy ones that are sealed and have best flavor after they've set for a few months. Also dill, also with no sugar and lots of garlic (and a little jalapeno!). Our cukes are only arriving. . .

Sheila said...

Yum....we don't have our cucumbers ready yet in Minnesota. :)

Caroline said...

I love anything cucumber, pickled or not - I'll have to try this! :)

Rona's Home Page said...

These pickles look delicious.

Deborah said...

Just jumped over to your blog from Angie, Bring the Rain, and was scrolling and found this post. I'll try this recipe this weekend. My husband has been doing a little gardening, but not enough to do canning like I remember my mother doing. This will be perfect for the few items he brings in each night.

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