> hey what's for dinner mom?: Quickles=Quick Pickles

8.19.2009

Quickles=Quick Pickles

I saw this recipe on one of my favorite blogs Dinner at Christina's. The original recipe was called refrigerator pickles but I like the make up new words so I called them quickles. Hey, my kids liked the name!
Anyhoodle they are quick, easy and use up summer produce so you know I'm interested. I'm all about using my organic, homegrown veggies any way I can. They are chilling right now in the fridge but I can just tell that quickles are going to a favorite of ours.

Quickles

3 small cucumbers, sliced thinly
1 Hungarian wax pepper, sliced seeds and membrane removed
5 cloves garlic, crushed
2 bay leaves
2 cups apple cider vinegar
2 cups water
1 Tbsp raw sugar
3 Tbsp fresh chopped dill or 2 tsp dried dill
3 tsp mustard seed
1 TBSP kosher salt

divide cucumbers, pepper slices, garlic, and bay leaves between 2 wide mouth quart jars
combine vinegar, water, sugar, dill, mustard seed, and salt in a small saucepan and bring to a simmer
stir until the sugar dissolves, then pour this over the cucumbers
cover the jars with saran wrap and a rubber band, let cool, and refrigerate for 12 hours


I'll be checking after 12 hours to see how they taste and then decide if they need longer or if we should start snacking right away. I can't wait. I always want to make pickles but the recipes seem so daunting with the fermenting and scum removal that I always decide fresh cukes taste great to me.

Peace and Love,

11 comments :

  1. Cant wait to see how these turn out.. are these pickling cucumbers or just small ones??

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  2. Hmm...

    I am waiting to see if you like them...

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  3. I saw these on Christina's site too - they are on the list to make this weekend!

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  4. I love the name Quickles!!!! :D

    Yours look so pretty with the longer bits of dill wrapped in the jars. I cut mine up really finely to mix in.

    I'm still snacking away on mine and I agree - these are so much easier and less daunting than canning and a whole process. They're super crispy too and only get better with time!

    Do you know how long they would keep, though? They haven't been canned, so I know they can't be stored forever, I just don't know when I should start being worried about botulism or anything??

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  5. I've been wanting to try and make my own pickles for quite some time now, but every time i buy pickles I always end up eating them first.

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  6. Yum, I'm gonna have to make these. Plus the word quickles is crackin' me up!

    PS:We definitely have to hang out when you are here! I'm excited!

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  7. I've never seen such pretty cukes or pickles, in whatever stage they are.

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  8. Oh what a neat idea. DEFINITELY share how they turned out. I so want to know so ummm I can make my own :)

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  9. Love that last side view...that's just beautiful :)

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  10. Quickles sound good and I'm not really a pickle kind of girl!

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