Pickled Gherkins /Dill Pickle#Improv

A wonderful, simple recipe for homemade refrigerator Butter & Pickles. No canning equipment required! Just prepare and refrigerate!


7 - 8 Baby Cucumbers
1 Cup Water
1 Cup White Vinegar
1 Tablespoon Sea Salt
A Pinch Red Pepper Flakes
2 Big Gloves Garlic
2 Teaspoons Black peppercorns - coarsely ground
2 Teaspoons Yellow Mustard
2 Sprigs Fresh Dill 

Wash the cucumbers and dry them.
Place cucumber in a jar that just fits them.
 Heat water, vinegar, salt, crushed pepper flakes, garlic, black peppercorns, mustard seed and dill in a pan until salt has dissolved and mixture is simmering. Immediately pour brine over cucumbers. Cover with a lid and see that cucumbers submerged  and there is enough  liquid / brine  at the surface  of the jar . Wait at least 30 minutes before serving (do not drain brine). 

This Pickle can be stored in their brine in a sealed sterilized glass jar in the refrigerator for a month or more.
These are so addictive, sweet and salty - use them in burgers, salads, or with cold meats. Enjoy 
My Notes
You can slice the cucumbers too if you wish. I, make these small quantities and some times sliced them too.

Labels : Pickle, Homemade Pickled Gherkins, Baby Cucumber, White Vinegar, Improv Cooking Challenge, Dill

Improv Cooking Challenge: March 2019
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  1. Bread and butter pickles are my favorite! The sweet/tangy combination is so good to eat.

  2. I love the simplicity of this recipe, with no canning required. This would be great with garden fresh cucumbers!

  3. Can't wait to try these with the Persian Cucumbers I get at my local farmer's market! Faith, Hope, Love, & Luck - Colleen