Thursday, September 5, 2019

English Cucumber Quick Pickles

Quick pickles are also known as refrigerator pickles. The vegetables that you are wanting to pickle are soaked in a brine made of vinegar, water, and salt. They are stored in the refrigerator and do not require canning. Quick pickles are a nice change to add to any potluck, family gathering or even gift. They are super simple to make.

In a pot add the following ingredients and boil/simmer for several minutes:
  • 2 cups vinegar
  • 4 tsp sugar
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp mustard seed
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 4 garlic cloves - cracked
  • 1/4 tsp ginger
  • 1 bay

In the meantime cut your English cucumber in thin slices and place in a glass bowl. Pour the vinegar mixture over the the cucumbers. Let the mixture cool off for one hour. Pour excess out. Spoon the cucumbers and some vinegar into a glass container (air tight) and place in refrigerator.

Another good thing to add to the cucumbers mixture are thinly sliced onions, carrots and celery.

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