question about making pickles . . .

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  1. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

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    I've never made them . . . I was just gifted several boxes of LARGE cucumbers . . . I don't like cucumbers so thought I would try my hand at pickle making. I see that most recipes call for small cucumbers and can understand why, but was wondering if anyone had a good one that used the large cucumbers. Thanks in advance!
     
  2. DuckLady

    DuckLady ~~~Administrator~~~BYC Store Support Staff Member

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    You can make bread and butter pickles!

    I think I posted a recipe in here somewhere. I will see if I can scare it up.
     
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    Sugar Sand Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    SIL brought me a bunch of large cucumbers with the request for garlic pickles. I just sliced them into spears and used them. They were as crunchy but the taste was great. He was very happy with them.
     
  5. dipence71

    dipence71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As I sit here munching on homemade kosher dill pickles...

    Yes I use all sizes of cucumbers and it really depends on what you want. But I used very large ones and made spears and they are just fine. Just be sure to soak in ICE water for a minimum of 2-4 hrs before pickling it helps them stay crispy.
    "crunch" as I take another bite of my huge speared pickle" LOL [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  6. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

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    Quote:thanks! do I soak them in ice water before cutting into spears or after? would you share your recipe? please:D
     
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    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

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    Quote:Garlic pickles sound awesome, care to share your recipe and instructions? thanks!
     
  8. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

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    Quote:thank you ! I'm going to try these . . . how does a bread and butter pickle differ in taste from a dill? are they "sweet" pickles?
     
  9. wombat

    wombat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a bunch of nearly 10" cukes ... cut them in half, then into spears. They made great refrigerator pickles.

    We'll make more this weekend.

    We didn't plant a lot of cukes this year, so no actual canning this time around, but refrigerator pickles are fun, easy, and I can make a few jars with one recipe, then a few more with another ...

    The ones a made a few weeks ago turned out so well that I'm definately planting a load of pickling sized cukes next year.
     

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