As I mentioned earlier, we have a ton of cukes. This year I grew slicing cucumbers, although I honestly prefer pickling. Beggars can’t be…well, you know the rest.
So I decided with all of our new harvest goodies that I would make pickles, and delicious pickles I did make.
Here are the ingredients:
First I simmered the following together until the sugar dissolved:
1 C White Vinegar
1/2 C Cider Vinegar
3 cloves garlic (picked fresh from our garden and cut in half)
1/3 C sugar
1 T mustard seed
1 T sea salt
I then poured the hot mixture over a bowl of thinly sliced cukes (1/2″ or so) and mixed in
1/3 C chopped fresh dill (also picked from my garden — how spoiled am I?)
1 Bay leaf
I didn’t measure the cucumbers, but I used about 1 and 1/2 large slicing cucumbers. I then covered the mixture and stuck it in the refrigerator until cold.
Here is the finished product before I covered and refrigerated them:
Perhaps those slicing cukes aren’t so bad after all.