FAMILY HOMESTYLE BRINE RECIPE
For those of you who love pickles and want to try your
hand at pickling at home.
(L= litre = 33.8 oz.)
12 quart pot
1L mason jars (clean well, use new lids)
1L measuring cup and measuring spoons
Salt, Garlic, Dill, (Hot Banana Peppers),
White Distilled Vinegar (6% acid),
Fresh Pickling Cucumbers (length to diameter ratio of 3:1)
Add 60ml of salt + 250ml of vinegar to 1L of water.
Mix until the salt is dissolved.
||Add 4 cloves of peeled
or chopped garlic
||Add chopped dill (2
||(Add 1/4 cup sliced Hot
Banana Peppers) optional
||Pack cucumbers tightly
into the jar. (whole or sliced)
||Add brine mixture to
jars and fill to 1/4 inch from the rim of the jar.
||Close cap tightly and
place jars upright into the pot.
(Do not stack jars)
||Fill pot with tap water
to cover bottles and bring to a slow boil.
||Continue boiling for 5
minutes then remove pot from burner.
||Begin adding tap water
slowly so the pot overflows slowly.
Adding water too quickly may crack the jars!
||Continue until the jars
are cool enough to hold against your face.
||Store in a dark cool
Your pickles will be ready to eat the next day.
if served chilled.
Choose the freshest
pickling cucumbers for pickle making, or better yet, grow your own.
The perfect size for a
pickling cucumber has a length to diameter ratio of 3:1.
Two to four inch cucumbers
are best for home pickling because you can maximize the number in a
typical canning jar.
Wash cucumbers thoroughly
and check for blemishes prior to pickling.
Prick the skin of each
cucumber once or twice lightly with a fork to allow the flavours to
penetrate the cucumbers.
Experiment with flavours -
try adding extra garlic, green peppercorns or whole chilies.
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