Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Day Pickles

I am not normally a fan of youtube but somehow I stumbled across a link for a youtube recipe video for pickles. I was intrigued and thought it sounded easy enough so I made a batch this evening. They are still marinating so it will be tomorrow before I can give a family review on them, but so far so good...they smell wonderful.

Day Pickles
by Ridel149

2/3 c. white vinegar
2 c. fill to total volume w/ water
1 T. salt
1 tsp. black pepper
1 tsp. powdered red pepper
1 tsp. crushed red pepper
(spices are to your taste...adjust amounts accordingly)
2 medium-large cucumbers, sliced
1 medium onion, sliced
1-2 fresh peppers, sliced
1 garlic clove; chopped (optional)

Combine vinegar, water and salt in a measuring cup. Stir until salt is completely dissolved.

Add in remaining spices. Stir to blend.

Add in vegetables (using only enough that will fit into 2 c. of liquid and completely surround all ingredients.)

Cover & let sit in the refrigerator for 3 to 24 hours or until flavor is at your desired taste.

This is NOT a preserved pickle, so they will need to be refrigerated for storage.

Click HERE for printable recipe

**The day after & results are in: the pickles have set overnight in the icebox and this morning was taste test time. Hubby said they were good. Then a second or two went by and the heat factor kicked in..."they're good but they're spicy!" he remarked. We like our foods to have spice and heat, so if you are the same then this is one you'll want to try. I asked if he felt it was a "make again" product and he said yes. So there you have it.

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