Making your own pickles is so easy. And you can add whatever flavors you like.
The only negative thing about making your own pickles is you need to eat them in a short period of time. But that is not really a bad thing. It means there are no preservatives in your home spun recipe. I think we get a good idea of what preservatives do for food when you make regular recipes of canned goods that you normally buy at the grocery store. I am not sure that is so good.
What I think I find most interesting about this food journey is how easy it is to make so many things we buy in the grocery store. The more familiar I get with ingredients, the more comfortable I am at trying to make things myself. I also get a good sense of the flavor I will end up with after mixing the ingredients. The dill, garlic and red pepper flakes go together so well.
The preparation comes together so quickly. The water and vinegar is mixed and brought to a boil. The pickles are sliced using a mandolin and added to a mason jar. The spices and crushed garlic are added, next, to the mason jar. The final step is adding the vinegar mixture, securing the top and letting the vinegar do its thing.
The cast of characters.
The Pickling process.
The Spicy Garlic Pickles.
Spicy Garlic Pickles
Learn to make your own pickles. These Spicy Garlic Pickles come together quickly with only a handful of ingredients. Pickles with a kick.
- 3 Whole Cucumbers sliced thinly
- 4 Whole Garlic cloves crushed
- 1 Whole Medium Yellow Onion big diced
- 2 Tsp Ground Black Pepper
- 1 Tsp Kosher Salt
- 1 Tsp Red Pepper Flakes
- 2 Tsp Dill weed
- 1 Cup White wine vinegar
- 2 Cups Water
Pack cucumbers into 2 mason jars - 1 big and 1 small.
Divide garlic, pepper, and red pepper flake 2/3 and 1/3 between the jars. In a small saucepan add water, vinegar and salt. Bring to a low boil, cook until sugar dissolves.
Pour the liquid into the mason jars. Let the vinegar do its things. Stick in the fridge overnight.
Serve and enjoy!