Monday, August 23, 2010

Matt's Grandma's pickles... that's right.. authentic polish dills...

pickling cucumbers
dill heads
garlic cloves (if you can get these pre peeled it will make it MUCH easier)
pickling spice
6 quarts water
1 quart vinegar
8 tbsp pickling salt.

mix the water, vinegar and salt and bring to a boil. Boil jars for 10 minutes, put lids in steaming water.

Pack your sterile jars, starting with one or two cloves of garlic (depending on size), a head or two of dill (depending on size) and a pinch of pickling spice. Fill it tightly with cucumbers. Fill it with the brine. Put on the lid and boil until they turn colour, about 5 minutes. That's it.