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Fast Homemade Garlic Dill Pickles

on April 1, 2014

Fast Homemade Pickles

I love a great dill pickle, one that’s crunchy and makes your cheeks cave in a little, know what I mean. I also love bread and butter pickles, but this recipe is for Fast Homemade Garlic Dill Pickles, I paired my Slow Cooked Pulled Pork On Freshly Baked Ciabatta Rolls with these Fast Homemade Garlic Dill Pickles because you need to add a little acidity to dishes that cook for a long time. It just brings the dish back to life. This pickle recipe is so easy and so fast, no canning, no sterilizing, none of that, just a quick side of pickles when you want them.

Pulled Pork Sandwich

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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Inactive Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Yields: 2 1-pint Mason jars of pickles
Equipment. Hand-held Mandolin slicer, 3-quart saucepan

Ingredients:
1 package (6) of Persians (small Kirby cucumbers)
4 tablespoons of dill, chopped
1/2 red onion, sliced into half-moons then thinly sliced
2 radishes, thinly sliced (optional)
3/4 cup of white vinegar
3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
1/3 cup of granulated sugar
1 teaspoon of Kosher salt
2 tablespoons of pickling spice
1 fresh bay leaf (substitute dried)
1 pinch of red pepper flakes (optional)

Directions:
I start out with those cute little Kirby cucumbers and a little tool know has a hand-held mandolin that puts the ridges in the slices. Slice all the cucumbers and place them into a medium-size bowl along with fresh dill, the sliced onions, and sliced radishes.

In a small saucepan add white vinegar, sliced garlic, granulated sugar, Kosher salt, pickling spice, bay leaf, and (optional) crushed red pepper flakes. Over medium heat bring this liquid up to a simmer until all the sugar has dissolved. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer for 15 minutes. Using a mesh sieve, pour the hot liquid over the bowl containing the sliced cucumbers.

Allow the pickles to sit in this delicious liquid at room temperature for at least 10 minutes. You could also refrigerate them if you want to serve them chilled. Now you can have these Fast Homemade Garlic Dill Pickles whenever you like.

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Slow-Cooked Pulled Pork On Freshly Baked Ciabatta Rolls

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2 responses to “Fast Homemade Garlic Dill Pickles

  1. Cindy Martin says:

    Where did you find that neat ridged tool?

    • Thank you, I think I picked it up at a specialty store that sells baking supplies here in Orlando. I believe you can order this on line under cooking gadgets. Pls feel free to follow my blog checking out yours as well.

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