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« on: May 20, 2010 08:07:22 AM »

When the apocalypse hits, I have estimated that I'll need at least 902 jars of garlic dill pickles. Hence, I have been canning like a mad woman. With the farmer's market in full swing, now is a good time to prepare for pickling season! I'm sharing my Aunt Sis's recipe below, which can be canned in jars or made in the refrigerator. They are at their peak of deliciousness at 6 weeks.


Soak whole pickling cucumbers (approximately 30-40 for this recipe, depending on size) in cold water overnight.
Cut into spears or chunks, or leave whole.

Boil for brine:
1/8 t alum
2 C vinegar
1/2 C canning salt
6 C water

Pack cucumbers in jars with:
1 grape leaf (optional, but it looks pretty!)
1 head of dill
1 clove garlic

Fill jars with boiling brine, leaving 1/2 inch head space. Jars should seal on their own, but if you want to avoid botulism, process in a hot water bath for 8-10 minutes.

For refrigerator pickles, follow the same steps, but simply wait for the jars to cool and place in the refrigerator instead of sealing/processing them.

Yields about 4 quarts.

Six weeks later - gobble them up! Aunt Sis died a while ago, but long live her pickles....
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« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2010 08:17:20 AM »

Thanks for the recipe! I also can for the coming Zombie Apocalypse. With 4 peach and 4 apricot trees Im up to my eyebrows in fruit!
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« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2010 08:22:43 AM »

HOLEEEEEEEEY COW!
I just started up a local canning group. It involves tutorials for those who want to learn, lending equipment, and a fall bounty exchange/swap. You should think about starting something up if there isn't already a group in your area! You could spread the glory of canning, and trade some of that delicious fruit!!!
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« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2010 08:24:19 AM »

Oh wow they look so so yum!
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« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2010 08:45:44 AM »

You had me at "apocalypse."

This is so awesome!  I'm a landless wannabe farmer who simply drools over things like canning (and spinning and beekeeping and...).  Thanks for sharing your recipe!  You will be well-stocked come the picklocalypse....
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« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2010 09:03:33 AM »

These look sooo tasty! I featured them on Craftster's Facebook page today. Thanks for sharing!  Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2010 09:23:38 AM »

awesome! i looove pickles !
 i have 1 well maybe 2 or 3 questions..
 1) what does the T stand for in >>>1/8 t alum
 2) where can one get alum?
 3) canning salt? is that found in regular grocery stores?
 4)head of dill. same question as #3
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« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2010 09:30:49 AM »

awesome! i looove pickles !
 i have 1 well maybe 2 or 3 questions..
 1) what does the T stand for in >>>1/8 t alum
 2) where can one get alum?
 3) canning salt? is that found in regular grocery stores?
 4)head of dill. same question as #3

1) small t = teaspoon
2) alum can be found in the spice section at most grocery stores
3) canning salt can be found in most grocery stores as well, in the canning section. if you can't find it, kosher salt can be substituted.
4) my local co-op and market both have heads of dill in season (later in the summer). if you can't find it, you can use dill seed (found in spice section), or dill weed (found in the produce section).

Hope this helps!
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« Reply #8 on: May 20, 2010 09:35:38 AM »

Just when I think I'm going to have a day of rest, you go ahead and post something I have to try right now  Cheesy  And my poor husband doesn't even realize he's going to have to stop by the store to pick me up some cucumbers.

Any tips on doing the hot water bath thing? Also, do you think it would work to throw carrots and cauliflower in with it?
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« Reply #9 on: May 20, 2010 11:41:20 AM »

Just when I think I'm going to have a day of rest, you go ahead and post something I have to try right now  Cheesy  And my poor husband doesn't even realize he's going to have to stop by the store to pick me up some cucumbers.

Any tips on doing the hot water bath thing? Also, do you think it would work to throw carrots and cauliflower in with it?

The hot water bath basically entails heating your jars in hot water, filling them with your cukes/brine, then boiling them ("processing") for whatever your recipe calls for. If you have not canned before, I suggest just making these in the fridge. They are just as good, and much simpler. You can definitely put in any other veggies with the cukes. I use the same brine recipe to pickle everything- banana peppers, asparagus, mushrooms. It makes for a delicious bloody mary garnish!
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