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Saturday, July 21, 2012

Quick Dill Pickles

The worker at the farmers' market brought in a basket of Kirby cucumbers while I was there yesterday, so I bought some to make this recipe of Martha Stewart’s that I’ve been hanging on to.

The word “quick” got my attention, and that they are, no canning involved.  There’s a great blend of pickling spices and garlic to go with the vinegar and a little sugar.  I let the flavors mingle in the refrigerator over-night and popped a couple in my mouth early this morning.  Yum!  They’re good and crisp, a little salty.

These are definitely worth making!  To me, nothing makes a sandwich taste better than a dill pickle topping it, or on the side ~ plus a handful of potato chips!

Quick Dill Pickles


1 pound Kirby cucumbers, sliced
2 tablespoons coarse salt
1 cup water
1 cup white vinegar
1 tablespoon pickling spice
2 teaspoons salt
1 clove garlic
A few sprigs fresh dill
1 tablespoon sugar


Toss sliced cucumbers with coarse salt.
Chill 1 hour.
Rinse and drain.
Combine remaining 7 ingredients.
Stir well to dissolve sugar.
Add cukes and chill in a quart container overnight (or up to 1 month).

Happy Pickling!

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  1. Though my grandmother made great pickles, I haven't made them. You may have inspired me. I will be looking for those cute Kirby cukes.

  2. Sounds good to me. Anything quick has my vote :) Diane

  3. Buttercup, thanks! This is an easy recipe to begin with.

    Diane, I'm with you all the way, easy works good! Hope your're having a great weekend!

  4. They look delicious and I have all the ingredients. I brought home a big bag full of Kirby's this morning. What good timing. I don't think they'll be lasting a month around here!!


  5. I love dilled pickles. Reminds me of some fun times pickling cukes with my mother-in-law. These look great!

  6. Bonnie, this is so easy and they're pretty good too. Have a good evening!

    Ellen, me too! I remember those days too with my mother and grandmother. Have a good rest of the weekend!

  7. I totally commend you making them it's one of those scary hard things to make and you make it look so easy... this is an art!

  8. Mmm, pickles are so good, Pam... I am making some pickles tomorrow (I leave cucumbers in a very cold water overnight in refrigerator for crunchiness) :)

  9. I love me a good dill. Now if I can only find Kirbys.

  10. That's a fine looking jar of pickles Pam.

  11. I love homemade pickles! This sounds fantastic, Pam! xoxo

  12. Pam, Your pickles look terrific! We just got a whole jar of what we call 'half-dones' from Larry, aka. Big Dude. They're crispy and taste great... Thanks for your recipe and Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

  13. Pam - lovely! I do so look forward to canning again when I retire from my store. I used to make these years ago and will copy your recipe as well!

  14. This is a must try! I need to get to the farmers market again...

  15. Man those would be great on a pulled pork sandwich!

  16. Oh, what a great recipe. Finally, I can make pickles and I don't have to have all those canning supplies!! Thanks for sharing, Pam!

  17. Pickles are a must for me! I have never made them before, so thanks for the recipe!

  18. I have some of these very pickles just hanging out in the refrigerator waiting for the perfect sandwich. Your's look super delicious, Pam. I'm sure they perked up whatever you served them with. =)



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