Monday, July 05, 2010

p-p-p pickles

Our little garden is overflowing with cucumbers. I love cucumbers, but I needed some new ideas for serving them. Thanks to my friend Lisa, I found the perfect solution: quick and easy dill pickles. The recipe is from Annie's Eats. I have been following the site for a little while now, but this was from the archives and I hadn't ventured that far back. If you are not familiar with the site, go and check it because there are some dee-licious recipes.

I made the pickles on Friday morning (with cucumbers fresh from the garden which makes me oh so happy) and we were able to enjoy them with our Fourth of July festivities yesterday. And let me say that they were great! And nothing like store bought.
I made some spears and since I didn't have enough cucumbers to make another full jar of spears, I cut them into chips and was able to get a full jar. Also, to the jar of chips, I added a bit of red pepper flakes to see what would happen. I am happy to report that if you like things spicy, they added just enough kick to the pickles.
They were a hit all around and the fact that it takes less than ten minutes to make them (plus the two days of hanging out in the refrigerator), I can see that these will be a staple around the house.

2 comments:

mary anna said...

They look so good I can almost taste them! I must try this recipe. Many years ago Aunt Ruthie made dills that were delicious but mine never turned out!

Bethany Hissong said...

YUM!!! My parents used to do this and they are 100 times better than store bought!!

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