Homemade and Home Grown Garlic Dill Pickles

This a homemade and homegrown (from cucumbers literally grown in my hometown) pickle recipe. I had to import cucumbers from my brother's garden in Garrison because people keep harvesting my pickles from my garden under the cowardly cover of darkness....Jokes on them. They're tiny gherkins, which is the kind of gherkin the thieves are apparently only gonna get in life because they don't deserve the real deal...

 

 Ingredients  3 Medium cucumbers (my were very girthy, which I am always in favor of (Within reason) in my pickles). I am a cucumber afficionado.  bunch of dill  3-5 cloves of garlic  tbs of sea salt  1.5 cups of white vinegar  tbs of sugar  3.5 cups of water  *Optional: crushed red pepper flakes

Ingredients

3 Medium cucumbers (my were very girthy, which I am always in favor of (Within reason) in my pickles). I am a cucumber afficionado.

bunch of dill

3-5 cloves of garlic

tbs of sea salt

1.5 cups of white vinegar

tbs of sugar

3.5 cups of water

*Optional: crushed red pepper flakes

 Cut the cucumbers into coins and put in bowl aside

Cut the cucumbers into coins and put in bowl aside

 Add water, sugar, salt and vinegar to a medium stockpot and bring to a raging boil. Turn off the heat and put aside to cool

Add water, sugar, salt and vinegar to a medium stockpot and bring to a raging boil. Turn off the heat and put aside to cool

 Set up your mason jars- this recipe makes a medium sized mason jar and sm mason jar. Fill them with cucumber coins, 2-3 sprigs of dill, garlic (3 diced garlic cloves in the medium sized mason jar and 2 sm mason jar). 

Set up your mason jars- this recipe makes a medium sized mason jar and sm mason jar. Fill them with cucumber coins, 2-3 sprigs of dill, garlic (3 diced garlic cloves in the medium sized mason jar and 2 sm mason jar). 

 Crush black pepper into the cooled brine. Pour the cool brine into the mason jars so the brine goes up to the top of the jar. Put the lids on and refrigerate in the fridge for 3 days.   Optional: Spicy garlic dill pickles (see below)

Crush black pepper into the cooled brine. Pour the cool brine into the mason jars so the brine goes up to the top of the jar. Put the lids on and refrigerate in the fridge for 3 days. 

Optional: Spicy garlic dill pickles (see below)

 Prepare the pickles according to the recipe but add crushed red pepper flakes to the top of the jar after you have added the brine, put on the lid, and shake to distribute the heat throughout the jar. Refrigerate for three days...  I know *sigh* it is a bummer they need days to be done, because nobody is interested in putting off their time with their anticipated pickles. *wink* their lengthy, girthy (within reason) pickles...but apparently according to this recipe, it is worth the effort. I guess I have in life put in some effort for some very satisfying pickles. 

Prepare the pickles according to the recipe but add crushed red pepper flakes to the top of the jar after you have added the brine, put on the lid, and shake to distribute the heat throughout the jar. Refrigerate for three days...

I know *sigh* it is a bummer they need days to be done, because nobody is interested in putting off their time with their anticipated pickles. *wink* their lengthy, girthy (within reason) pickles...but apparently according to this recipe, it is worth the effort. I guess I have in life put in some effort for some very satisfying pickles.