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I tasted mine after 8 days and they were good; but after 11 days, they were fantastic! I did 2 jars; one with whole cucumbers and the other with spears. The spears really took on the dill and garlic. They really made my Weight Watchers Cuban Sandwich. I can't wait to try these again!
I made these on October 27th and they still don't taste like pickles, they are very weak in flavor and still taste a bit like bland cucumbers. I followed the recipe exactly, any ideas on what went wrong?
I just made these last night and couldn't wait even 24 hours to test, some of the jars looked done, I omitted the peppercorn added pickling spices and I don't think I will ever have to buy pickles again I am in love with these pickles, also added crushed red peppers to a few jars for a little spicy flavor, not bad at all. Thanks so much. Great recipe.
These are really tasty! My MIL made these for us previous years but now we have a garden and make our own. We really like these pickles, they were so easy to make. My husband can't let them rest the whole 7 days before he's in them. Thanks for a great recipe for all my cucumbers!
This is a great recipe, I have used it evey year since having a garden and raising cucumbers! The difference I use for crispy pickles is to soak cucumbers after washing in ice in an ice chest for at least 2 hours but not longer than 6 hours. My pickles are a hit, family and friends all want more!!!!
Day 6 of using recipe...Couldn't stand opening frig one more time with out looking at my pickles....So beautiful in the 1/2 gallon jars. Gave in to temptation! Brunch...1, 2, 3, pickles! I could eat the whole jar! These are the ultimate best in the world! Thank you for the recipe! I'm a pickleaholic and the store bought make my ankles swell. Our old time family recipe was good, but too much salt and little crunch. I have tried many a recipe through out the years and they didn't make my palette happy...Thank you for sharing!... p.s. Have tried several of your recipes, most excellent. Made my world stop to say thanks for all. Will try to be more 'dill-e-gent' in the future...:)
MMMMM...Drool...MMMMM. These were so good. I made them in quart jars, and adjusted the amount of garlic and dill in each, and decided the perfect amount was about 1/3C of dill and 1/4C of garlic (per half recipe). I also quarted the pickles to make them into spears so they would absorb more of the brine. So good, they were gone within three days of opening. I will not buy pickles as long as I have fresh cukes on hand! For my second batch I plan on reusing the brine left in the jars and just reboiling it (since it's already infused with the garlic and dill). Thanks as usual Kitten!
I had no idea it would be this easy to make pickles out of my garden cucumbers. This is exactly the kind of recipe I needed. I left hem for 10 days and I found them to be a little salty though (and I'm a salt lover), so for my next batch I cut the kosher salt in half for my next batch -- we;ll see! I used rice vinegar so I doubled the vinegar becasue I think it's less strong. I also used white peppercons instead of black, because that's what I had. But still, it is a great recipe and just what I needed as a basis... seasonings can always be adjusted to taste. Thanks for posting.
I'm so very glad I tryed this recipe, Kit thank you for another great reccommendation, these are just as good if not even better than the kosher dills from the store, and this is such an easy recipe. I am making more with the small cucumbers from the garden as soon as this batch is finished. thanks.
Here is another great recipe by Kittencal! Wonderful taste, crunch, dill & garlic flavor. I am already on my second batch of these. Thanks for doing it again Kitten! This one's a keeper!