Uncle Bill's Dill Pickles in a Crock

"These are famous Russian, Ukrainian and Polish Dill Pickles in a Crock. They will last for several months."
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Ready In:
12hrs 15mins
10 pounds




  • Wash and clip ends off the dill cucumbers.
  • Place dill cucumbers in a tub or large sink.
  • Cover with cold water.
  • Add 2 bags of ice and let sit overnight.
  • The next day, drain the chilled dill cucumbers.
  • In a large crock pot, add 4 stocks of dill heads and stock into the bottom.
  • Add 6 garlic cloves.
  • Add a few pieces of horseradish root.
  • Add 2 halves of the hot red pepper.
  • Place 2 layers of dill cucumbers.
  • Add some sliced carrots.
  • Repeat these steps beginning with the dill weed heads until all cucumbers are used.
  • In a large cooking pot, measure water, vinegar, and salt; bring to boil.
  • Pour hot vinegar mixture over the cucumbers until they are covered.
  • Place a heavy plate on top of the cucumbers.
  • Find a heavy rock, wash well with bleach and then with hot water.
  • Place the rock on the plate to weigh down the cucumbers.
  • The crock should be placed in a cool, dark area and should be done before covering with water, otherwise it would be too heavy to move.
  • Dill pickles should be ready to eat in about 7 days.

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I live in Burnaby, British Columbia. I am retired and have written a cookbook entitled, From Uncle Bill's Kitchen. I am a recipe developer, author, publisher, distributor and a chef. My cookbook is very unique as I have a Nutrient Analysis for each ingredient used in each recipe that shows you the values for Calories, Fat, Cholesterol and Sodium. A high-lighted bar shows the values on a per serving basis plus the Fat/Cal%. From Uncle Bill's Kitchen contains tried-and-true, tested, easy to follow reipes for both novice and experienced cooks. You'll find old Russian, Ukrainian, and other ethnic favorites, along with modern West Coast dishes. The Nutrient Analysis will please the health conscious. Uncle Bill's favorite recipes will reward efforts of the most creative cook and provide the family with many tantalizing, healthful meals. I have appeared on 48 various Television Shows in Vancouver, Burnaby, Kelowna and Kamploops, B.C. Canada, as well as in Palm Springs, CA. In Palm Springs, CA, I have been a Guest on the JACKIE OLDEN RADIO SHOW and THE JOEY ENGLISH RADIO SHOW, twice a year since 1998. I also do demo cooking shows at CHAPTERS BOOK STORES, SAVE-ON-FOOD STORES, GALLOWAY'S FOODS, WESTMINSTER PUBLIC QUAY MARKET, and in the U.S. at BARNES & NOBLE BOOKSTORES in Palm Springs, CA, Phoenix and Yuma, AZ. I was in Palm Springs, CA from June 10th to July 14th. 2002 and again appeared twice on the Jackie Olden Show, twice on the Joey English Show and pre-taped a TV COOKING SHOW with Jackie Olden that is aired on TV from Palm Springs, CA to Los Angeles, CA.
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