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post #21 of 35
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Originally Posted by BettyR 

I found this recipe on the web and tweaked it just a little to suit my taste. It is a really good recipe and the closest to Claussen's that I've ever found. I got the 1 gallon food storage jugs at Walmart. My garden is going wild this year and I can barely keep up with my canning, freezing and making pickles. These are refrigerator pickles so they will have be kept in the frig. but we keep an extra frig in the garage for storing things we don't have room for in the house.  I plan to put as many jars up as I have room for.


Claussen Kosher Pickle Copycat

Ingredients

    * 1 gallon cucumbers
    * 1/3 cup dehydrated minced onion
    * 2 teaspoons dehydrated minced garlic or 6 garlic cloves, minced
    * 1-1/2 teaspoons mustard seeds
    * 4 teaspoons dill seed
    * 1 1/2 quarts water
    * 2 cups cider vinegar
    * 1/2 cup canning salt(I couldnt find canning salt so I just used plain table salt with no iodine)

Slice cucumbers lengthwise into quarters add to jars.
I  have made these before but did not leave them sit on my counter for 3 days, this time I did, and they now have turned cloudy and 1 jar is actually fermenting with bubbling,lol.  Is this what is supposed to happen?  I thought maybe they would, but want to be sure .
Boil liquids and seasonings for 5 minutes to dissolve the salt and wake up the flavors, then cool. Pour over pickles and let sit on counter for three days turning them occasionally. Then refrigerate. They will keep for a year.

Please do not try to use the regular grocery store cucumbers, they have wax on them and they will not turn out. You can use grocery store pickling cucumbers, as they are not waxed.

http://i708.photobucket.com/albums/ww88/TheChickenLady/HomemadeKosherPickles001.jpg

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post #22 of 35
Quote:
Originally Posted by BettyR 

I found this recipe on the web and tweaked it just a little to suit my taste. It is a really good recipe and the closest to Claussen's that I've ever found. I got the 1 gallon food storage jugs at Walmart. My garden is going wild this year and I can barely keep up with my canning, freezing and making pickles. These are refrigerator pickles so they will have be kept in the frig. but we keep an extra frig in the garage for storing things we don't have room for in the house.  I plan to put as many jars up as I have room for.


Claussen Kosher Pickle Copycat

Ingredients

    * 1 gallon cucumbers
    * 1/3 cup dehydrated minced onion
    * 2 teaspoons dehydrated minced garlic or 6 garlic cloves, minced
    * 1-1/2 teaspoons mustard seeds
    * 4 teaspoons dill seed
    * 1 1/2 quarts water
    * 2 cups cider vinegar
    * 1/2 cup canning salt(I couldnt find canning salt so I just used plain table salt with no iodine)

Slice cucumbers lengthwise into quarters add to jars.

Boil liquids and seasonings for 5 minutes to dissolve the salt and wake up the flavors, then cool. Pour over pickles and let sit on counter for three days turning them occasionally. Then refrigerate. They will keep for a year.

http://i708.photobucket.com/albums/ww88/TheChickenLady/HomemadeKosherPickles001.jpg


I  have made these before but did not leave them sit on my counter for 3 days, this time I did, and they now have turned cloudy and 1 jar is actually fermenting with bubbling,lol.  Is this what is supposed to happen?  I thought maybe they would, but want to be sure .

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post #23 of 35
Thread Starter 

No, they are not supposed to get cloudy or bubble. The only thing I can think that might have gone wrong is that something that wasn't supposed to get into the mix somehow got in. I have been making these pickles or some similar for many years and I've never had that happen, they have always looked just like the picture on the first page.

After washing my pickle jars I always rinse them out with a little bleach water just to make sure they are sterile. I have never read to do that but since I can't boil plastic jars to clean them that was the only way I could think of making sure they were clean. I always wash my cucumbers with soapy water but no bleach on them.

I'm sorry you have had this problem.

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If you can't be kind, at least have the decency to be vague.
If you lend someone $20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it. 
Some mistakes are too much fun to only make once!
A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour.
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post #24 of 35

Thanks for this recipe, I will have to try it smile

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Three dogs, bobtailed cat- Nala, a crazy kitten-Gizmo, two goats, two 1 y/o RIR hens, 16 black and red sexlink hens, one mille fleur D'Uccle pullet, three OEGB cockerals, and our new addition, a barred rock mixed roo, 11 eggs in the incubator! Have a AQHA 5 year old horse named Dan, and a teddy bear hamster (I think thats all)
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post #25 of 35
Thread Starter 

Hope you enjoy it...by the way these do keep very well for a year. We are just finishing up our last jar from last year. My new pickles from this year haven't been opened yet but they will shortly.

If you can't be kind, at least have the decency to be vague.
If you lend someone $20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it. 
Some mistakes are too much fun to only make once!
A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour.
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If you can't be kind, at least have the decency to be vague.
If you lend someone $20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it. 
Some mistakes are too much fun to only make once!
A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour.
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post #26 of 35

We made these last year and still eating on them.I cant wait to make more.I Thank you Betty!
Everyone loves them.

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post #27 of 35
Thread Starter 

Your welcome!!!

If you can't be kind, at least have the decency to be vague.
If you lend someone $20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it. 
Some mistakes are too much fun to only make once!
A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour.
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If you can't be kind, at least have the decency to be vague.
If you lend someone $20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it. 
Some mistakes are too much fun to only make once!
A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour.
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post #28 of 35

Can't wait for my cucumbers to be ready for picking and pickling...saving this recipe!

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Got my first chicks in March, 2011; 4 easter eggers hens (Morticia, Natasha, Samantha & Lily);  We also have a boxer mix rescue dog (Bruno), two cats (Betty Lou & Fred) and quite a few fish (commonly referred to as 'the fish sticks').

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post #29 of 35

I know it has probably been asked but I didn't want to read all the post again so I will ask again just in case.
How long do you have to wait before they are ready to eat?
I made some yesterday and was just wondering.  Thanks in advance  thumbsup

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NPIP TESTED    3 DD, 1 DS, 1 SO, 5 Siberian Huskies, 3 generations of females. 

1 cat, and a growing flock of chickens.  Yes, I am addicted to raising chickens and loving every minute of it. 
I currently have Millie Fluer Cochins, Lav. Ameraucanas, Silver Laced Cochins, frizzles and mixed.

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post #30 of 35
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Originally Posted by nhnanna 

I know it has probably been asked but I didn't want to read all the post again so I will ask again just in case.
How long do you have to wait before they are ready to eat?
I made some yesterday and was just wondering.  Thanks in advance  thumbsup


I start with the next day.... can't help myself.  Then I keep checking, before you know it the jar is empty.  Seriously, the first day they are like half sour, and I love them that way, and they just get more flavorful the longer they sit.

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