Friday, August 5, 2011
This year in the garden we went a little crazy on the cucumbers. 12 plants...for a 2 person family!
So once everything started coming in we were slightly overwhelmed. Solution for this problem?
.... refrigerator pickles! They were ridiculously easy and pretty cheap.
I got everything at walmart and it was about 20 bucks. And that's assuming you dont already have quart canning jars.
I used Ball brand quart Jars (sanitize them in the dishwasher) and Ball brand pickle crisp. Also Mrs.Wages kosher dill pickling mix.
-9-11lbs pickling cucumbers(about 50- 3to 4 inches)
(now I didnt use 50 cukes probably close to 15 but they were a bigger variety. Also the package says it makes 7 quarts but i only made 4 and filled the jars entirely with liquid only pouring out about another jars worth so im assuming if you really pack the jars tightly with cukes you could get 7 quarts)
-3 1/3 Cups white wine vinegar (5% acidity)
7 1/3 C water
Wash and and get the cukes ready. you can either do them whole or spears or slices. I went for the spears.
And there you have it.
Next.... pickled okra, yum!