Monday, March 7, 2011

pickles

My son's friend brought us the best refrigerator pickles
and as soon as they were gone we wanted to make more.
Here is our "adapted" recipe . . .




Hastings' Refrigerator Pickles

3 medium cucumbers sliced thin
1/2 onion sliced thin
1 quart white vinegar
3/4 c sugar
1 tsp celery seed
1 tsp mustard seed
1 tsp kosher salt
3 bay leaves
1 tsp dill weed (optional)
1 tsp red pepper flakes (optional)

Layer cucumber slices and onion slices with spices in a large container, I used the 80 ounce container from our claussen dills. Heat vinegar and sugar to almost boiling and sugar is dissolved. Carefully pour hot liquid over cucumbers. Refrigerate for a day before eating.


10 comments:

Holly said...

Wow! I had no idea that it was this easy. We go through a lot of pickles. I see it has sugar but would you consider these dill or sweet? So excited to try this.

Diana Ferguson said...

Awesome!! It's been awhile since I've made them. Maybe this year.

Christine said...

She sounds like a keeper!

dee dee said...

Now these sound wonderful!
Dee Dee

Dayle said...

I want to try this, come summer.

Wendy said...

The kids are going to love this! Can't wait to tell them! Thanks :)

Betsy said...

Yum! And I have all of the ingredients! :)

Beth @ Dirty Laundry said...

Now I know what to do if my cucumber crop is a good one this summer. Thanks for sharing this recipe!

Carrie P. said...

thanks for sharing this recipe. I might give this a try. I love pickles but always thought they were to much work.

Brenda said...

wow, that's it??? def trying this one thanks for sharing!!