Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Southern28Chick, Jun 25, 2008.

  1. Southern28Chick

    Southern28Chick Flew The Coop

    Apr 16, 2007
    I was picking veggies today and found this monster of a cucumber. I don't think I've ever had one get this big before.


    Oh, anyone have a good dill pickle recipe? I'm getting a ton of cucumbers and I'm the only one that eats them.
  2. Jolyn

    Jolyn Songster

    Apr 5, 2008
    Northern California
    Wow it is big....looks delicious too!!![​IMG]
  3. Acre of Blessings

    Acre of Blessings Canning/Sewing Addict

    Apr 3, 2008
    Axton, VA
    I also have one for bread and butter pickles if you want that. If so, I can post it later. Happy canning well, pickling

    Quick Dill Pickles
    Yield: about 8 pints

    8 lbs. of 3- to 5-inch pickling cucumbers
    2 gallons water
    1-1/4 cups canning or pickling salt
    1-1/2 qarts vinegar (5 percent acidity)
    1/4 cup sugar
    2 quarts water
    about 2 tablespoons whole mixed pickling spice
    (1 tsp. per pint jar)
    about 3 tablespoons whole mustard seed
    (1 tsp. per pint jar)
    14 heads of fresh dill
    (or 1-1/2 tsp of dill seed per pint jar)

    1. Wash cucumbers. Cut 1/16-inch slice off blossom end and discard, but leave 1/4 inch of stem attached. Dissolve 3/4 cup salt in 2 gallons of water. Pour over cucumbers and let stand 12 hours. Drain.

    2. Combine vinegar, 1/2 cup salt, sugar, and 2 quarts water. Add mixed pickling spices tied in a clean, white cloth. Heat to boiling.

    3. Fill jars with cucumbers. Add 1 tsp. mustard seed and 1-1/2 heads fresh dill per pint. Cover with boiling pickling solution, leaving a 1/2-inch headspace. Adjust lids and process in boiling water bath, pints 15 minutes, quarts 20 minutes.
  4. Crunchie

    Crunchie Brook Valley Farm

    Mar 1, 2007
    MMmmmm. PPiiiiicccckkkkllllleeessss. [​IMG]
  5. ChickenGirl95

    ChickenGirl95 Songster

    May 31, 2008
    New York
    Wow that is really big!
  6. AhBee01

    AhBee01 Songster

    Nov 7, 2007
    yo. ohio
    I use mrs wages in the canning section I get it at wal mart. It is easy quick and tastes so good! My family prefers it over the others I have tried! It also has a refrigerator recipe too, If I remember right!
    I can't wait till mine start!
  7. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

    Apr 6, 2007
    [​IMG] Now that's a spicy pickle. [​IMG]
  8. me&thegals

    me&thegals Songster

    Apr 30, 2008
    Quote:Here are a couple. Also, there is a thread on pickle recipes under the recipes section on BYC. Good luck [​IMG]

    Aunt Carol’s Refrigerator Dills
    1 ½ quarts water
    2 cups white vinegar
    ½ cup pickling salt
    1 tbsp. mustard seed
    ¼ tsp. alum (if desired for added crunchiness)

    Bring to boil on the stove. While heating, slice a big onion on bottom of 5-qt. pail. Add garlic, 4 heads of dill, and cucumbers. Pour brine over the top. Add more dill, garlic, and onions on top. Add minced hot peppers if desired. Let stand on counter up to 4 days, then move to fridge.

    Aunt Chris’ Freezer Pickles—easy, fast (except 1 hour of draining time) and unexpectedly crunchy when thawed and served.

    8 cups cucumbers sliced, thinly sliced
    1 onion, sliced
    2 tablespoons salt
    1 ½ cup sugar
    ½ cup vinegar

    Mix cukes, onion and salt; let stand 1 hour. Drain over sink and then squeeze out excess water. Heat 1 ½ cups sugar and ½ cup vinegar until dissolved. Pour over cukes. Freeze in freezer containers. Thaw and serve.
  9. sweetshoplady

    sweetshoplady Songster

    Feb 4, 2008
    Venice, Florida
    Those are beautiful cucumbers! I love cucumber sandwiches! Yummy!

    That brown one looks like an egg though! [​IMG]
  10. Southern28Chick

    Southern28Chick Flew The Coop

    Apr 16, 2007
    Quote:[​IMG] I figured I'd use an egg for size comparison since I know everyone here knows the size of a standard egg.

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