Refrigerator Dill Pickles

August 22, 2013


OK guys, let's talk pickles. Do you love 'em? Hate 'em?  Are they strictly for burgers?  Do you eat them right from the jar?  Are you a dill person? Gherkin? Hot? Sweet? Everyone has a favorite, right? 

Well, mostly everyone. I have found that many  in my immediate and extended family aren't  big pickle eaters at all.  My sister in law actually crinkled her nose and said 'yuck' to me when I told her my oldest daughter eats them straight from a jar as a snack. Ah..crazy, I know. 

Personally, I like a dill pickles. For burgers, hot dogs and yep, just as a snack. With all this pickle love,  making them homemade was something I've thought of, but, never did.  

The whole jarring process seemed extremely overwhelming. But, my mom gave me this quick, so very easy recipe for refrigerator dill pickles and we loved them.  No jarring process required. 

Simply mix up the ingredients and  then chill them. Done! Homemade pickles. Who knew they could be this easy?


{below is the spices I used and amounts, you can increase/decrease to your taste preference}




Refrigerator Dill Pickles

by Table for Seven
Prep Time: 00:10
Ingredients (approx 1 pint)
  • 1 large cucumber, cut into slices or spears
  • 1 cup cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp black peppercorn
  • 1 bunch of fresh dill
  • 2 TBSP sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
Instructions
In a small saucepan, add vinegar,water, sugar and salt. Bring to a simmer and stir until sugar and salt are dissolved.
In a large heatproof container, add cucumbers and remaining spices. Pour vinegar mixture over cucumbers. If needed, add additional water to completely cover cucumbers. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
Keep pickles in covered container or jars. They will be good for 1-2 weeks

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