I'm a Claussen pickle addict. I tried Claussen Kosher Pickle Copycat Claussen kosher pickle copycat and found them to be way too salty. Inedibly so. I just made a batch of this recipe with high hopes. I will rate it in a few days.
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After sitting for 5 days these pickles are on their way to pickle greatness! They still have a slight cucumber flavor but I think that makes them taste really fresh. I actually like these better than Claussen!!!
These are the best pickles I have tried in years! I make pickles every year and throw them out. These were keepers!
This is a very good pickle recipe. I modified it as the original recipe was way too much brine for just one quart jar. I used 1 1/2 cups water, 1/2 cup vinegar, 1 Tbsp. salt. I used fresh minced garlic (lots of it) and also substituted 1 Tbsp. pickling spice for most of the spices except for the dill weed and turmeric. After they sat for several days, I added a small amount of additional fresh dill and it really gave them a good flavor. I will be making this again.
Like Burger Monster, I tried the copycat recipe and was overwhelmed by the salt. I tried this one and I like it a lot. It's not quite perfect for me, but it's close. I'd like to try a little tweaking. Maybe apple cider vinegar instead of white, or add some onions. My garden is currently overflowing with pickling cukes, so this is definitely the time to experiment!<br/><br/>From the "there's no accounting for taste" department... I told my brother about the Claussen copycat recipe and that I'd be throwing the two quarts away. He asked me to bring them over so he could try them. Both he and his wife LOVED them. (Barbarians!!)
UPDATE: Best dill pickles ever! My 4-yr old just ate 5 in a row. We all love them! Thank you so much!<br/><br/>I chose this recipe because it's easy to adapt according to how many jars you want to make. And, I love Claussen pickles! Hopefully, these are just as good. I did substitute a tbsp. of mixed pickling spices, which included mustard seed, allspice, cloves, bay leaves, and peppercorns instead of measuring each one out. I added the garlic and turmeric as directed and threw in 1/4 tsp. of pickle crisp granules per jar. I'll come back in a few days and see how they taste! :)
Thank you!!!!!.... Thank You!!!!!!!......Burger Monster you are the best...These are actually better that Claussen....I will be making these always...BEST REVIEW....AND UPDATE!!!!
I love this recipe. I made them last year and thought they were delicious. Can't wait to make them again this week.. Excellent!
Did not enjoy these. They tasted nothing like claussen. My husband who is a huge fan was thoroughly unimpressed. They were also soggy, but this could have been my fault not the recipe.
Im def. gonna try this recipe for immatation Claussen pickles. However, I am making pickled tomates, like the Famous Chicago Superdog has. I will keep you posted.
Best refrigerator pickles. Lower sodium recipe. Just like Clausen. A nice mixture of spices, vinegar & water. I like to add fresh dill.