Monday, September 11, 2017

Easy Refrigerator Pickles

4-5 cucumbers
1/2 cup white vinegar
1 cup water
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 tablespoon agave nectar (or sugar)
~10 peppercorns
Few sprigs of fresh dill

Wash and dry the cucumbers. Slice them thin (or into spears). Spread out onto paper towel, and sprinkle salt on both sides. Allow cucumbers to sit for about 30 minutes, this helps pull the water out of them. After 30 minutes, brush off salt with a paper towel.

Prepare the brine. Bring the water, vinegar, salt, and sugar to boil in a small saucepan. Boil for a few minutes, stirring every minute or so.

Place sliced cucumbers in a jar with spices. Pour brine hot over cucumbers. Allow to cool in refrigerator for at least 4 hours. Best eaten after a few days in the refrigerator.

Try with any combination of spices. Other additions/substitutions that might be good: mustard seeds, dill seeds, or sliced onions.