Pickled Fresh Cucumbers
This is out of Scandinavian Smorgasbord cookbook. They are the best ever.
- Ready In:
- 2 medium cucumbers
- 1⁄2 cup white vinegar
- 2 tablespoons water
- 1⁄4 cup sugar
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1 dash white pepper
- 2 tablespoons parsley, finely chopped
- Wash cucumbers (do not peel) and slice very thin. (a Mandolin works best) place in a bowl, sprinkle with salt and cover with a plate which will rest directly on the cucumbers. Place a heavy weight on top and refrigerate for a few hours.
- Combine sugar, vinegar and white pepper in saucepan and heat until sugar is melted. Cool. Pour over cucumbers, which have been well drained. Chill in refrigerator two or three hours before serving.
- Sprinkle with chopped parsley and serve.
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I did tweak this a bit to suit our tastes, but overall love the concept of this recipe. I left out the sugar and added a large smashed clove of garlic, a few thin slices of white onion, and dill seed to the brine. Instead of parsley at the end, I packed a pint jar with layers of the drained cucumber slices and sprigs of fresh dill. I poured the brine, still warm, over the cucs and dill and laid the garlic and onion on top of the mixture. My version may not be traditional at all, but came out quite tangy and tasty in our humble opinions and we shall continue to make quick pickles this way. Planning to cut the cucs a bit thicker so I can make a larger batch, that won't go soggy so fast, with some lovely summer farmer market pickling cucs. Thank you for sharing.Reply
Always a favourite in our house, this was an easy recipe that delivered on taste and freshness! I made it twice - once with white vinegar and then with some sherry vinegar......I have to say that the sherry vinegar was a little milder than the white vinegar! So, I may MIX them next time I make this, for a subtle taste of Scandinavia! I loved this recipe, especially the addition of the parsley - might add a little dill next time too! Made for T,Y and M tag game - Phase 1, merci for a great recipe jrobertfl! FT:-)Reply
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