Thursday, June 26, 2008

Homemade Pickles

Refrigerator Pickles
makes 2 pints

6 pickling cucumbers
½ bell pepper, chopped
½ onion, thinly sliced
1 garlic clove, minced
1 tablespoon salt
1 teaspoon celery seed
1 cup white vinegar
1/2 cup granulated sugar

Wash and scrub cucumbers. Slice into a non-metallic bowl, leaving peel on, about 1/8" thick. Add bell pepper, onion, and garlic to cucumbers. Sprinkle with salt and celery seed. Cover loosely with plastic wrap and set aside for 1 hour. In a small saucepan, bring vinegar to a boil then remove immediately from heat. Stir in sugar until dissolved. Allow to cool; pour over cucumbers. Mix well; fill jars and refrigerate for 24 hours before serving. Enjoy a jar and share one with a friend!


Gooseberry Patch said...

Refrigerator pickles are some of our favorites...nearly instant gratification! :) Thanks for linking up to this week's Recipe Round-Up.

jamie hovey said...

Ok so I tried these tonight and there was barely any brine when split between 2 jars. Is 1 C of vinegar really all the liquid needed??