East Side New York Half-Sour Pickles

"Posted as per a request for amberngriffinco. This is from "Eat, Enjoy! The 101 Best Jewish Recipes in America" this was from Frank Kachman, Valley Stream, NY. This takes 2 weeks to be pickled."
East Side New York Half-Sour Pickles created by Amberngriffinco
Ready In:
30-35 pickles




  • Fill a 1-gallon jar with cucumbers; set aside.
  • In a separate container, mix together water, salt, pickling spices, and garlic.
  • Pour over cucumbers and then cover with waxed paper to keep cucumbers in the solution.
  • Leave out for 2 weeks without refrigeration!

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  1. Joe E.
    I am in Houston. We don't have a place that is 65 degrees. Can I just refrigerate them?
  2. Heath T.
    My pickles are working hard....fermenting! I can't wait to taste these bad boys! I have already picked over 100 cucumbers from my garden and made both these as well as 2 batches bread and butter pickles. PLEASE read this recipe carefully as it gives all the information in the recipe about skimming the scum and moldy bits from the brine....also NO WHERE in this recipe does it call for CLOVES...however, what it does call for is cloves of GARLIC!
    • Review photo by Heath T.
  3. Lorna S.
    Have not tried it yet
  4. Amberngriffinco
    THANK you. I am FINALLY TRYING this recipe out today! 8/21/08 Well, it's been two wks.. I checked them daily, but found they still got moldy in the cool basement. They texture was perfect, but the pickling mix I used was overly cloves, so it made it burn our mouths. Thought it a bit salty. I AM going to REMAKE THIS RECIPE again this wknd though. Loved the super simplicity and the taste was close to what I was seeking Thanks<br/><br/>10/2009 - I did these again and did research on Half Sour Pickles.. mold to be removed, but the pickles were okay. They were AWESOME! I cut out some of the cloves and thanks again, I have 4 big jars of Half Sours to last me into Spring! Love em!<br/><br/>7/2010 - First off, THANKS YOU MOLLY! I WILL be canning this in 2 wks. I decided that I really don't like the clove flavor, so I just pulled most of them out this Summer. LOVE EM!!<br/><br/><br/>Amber
  5. Amberngriffinco
    East Side New York Half-Sour Pickles Created by Amberngriffinco



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