Sunday, August 2, 2009

Refrigerator Pickles

7 C. unpeeled sliced cucumbers
1 C. diced green peppers
1 C. sliced onions

Make a brine with:
1 C. vinegar
2 C. sugar
2 t. salt
1 T. celery seed

Mix vinegar and sugar. Do not heat. (do this before slicing the cucumbers as it takes a while to dissolve). When sugar is dissolved, add celery seed and salt and pour over sliced cucumbers. Store in refrigerator in covered container. Let stand 24 hours before using. There doesn’t seem to be enough brine, but the liquid rises over the next 24 hours, so just watch it do its thing in the fridge. Also, I halved this recipe since my cucumber vines are only producing 3-4 usable cucumbers at a time. I also didn’t have a jar large enough (even for half of the recipe), so I split it into 2 containers. I also used a red onion, not sure if that makes a difference in the overall taste or not.


Catchim said...

It looks quite easy. I wonder how long these would last. Any idea? I guess if you did a small enough amount it wouldn't matter though. May have to try this one. Thanks for sharing!

jenna said...

I have no idea, but I am guessing a couple of months? I may be way far out there with that one, but I just assumed they would last as long as a pickle jar after you open it and place it in the fridge.

Catchim said...

A good guess I suppose...I have another question...Do these stay crispy like cucumber or not really? Just curious. Thanks!

jenna said...

so far they have...