I love beer! There, I said it! But what does it have to do with this post? Ahhhh…this post is about one of the best things to go with beer – Dill Pickles. And not just any dill pickles, homemade ones.
Ever since I can remember myself my favorite type of dill pickle was the homemade one. Other than the fact that it tastes so delicious and garlicky I always loved eating the pickles when they’re not quite pickled yet, just half way. That stage when they are semi sweet and semi salty – yum!
So every year when I feel spring has sprung and the days are getting warmer, I pickle something. Could be carrots, cabbage, cauliflower or tomatoes, but I love pickling. I add a lot of garlic and put it aside. The really hard part about making pickles yourself is the wait, because you have to wait a few days before you can consume them 🙂 and that my friends, is hard.
I made a big jar of pickles last week and yesterday we opened it and had a few with our hot dogs. Mmmmm hot dog with homemade pickles, ketchup, mustard, soft bun, I couldn’t ask for anything better. Of course that regardless, I had to have my beer with a side of something salty – pickles duh.
- 1½lbs (680gr) Small Cucumbers (the smaller the better)
- 2 Carrots – Cut into thick slices
- 9 Garlic Cloves
- 10 Dill Sprigs
- 1 Liter Boiling Hot Water
- ¾ tbsp Sugar
- 2 tbsp Cider Vinegar
- 2 tbsp Salt (regular)
- Prepare a clean, large glass jar with lid
- Wash the cucumbers and carrots well
- Peel the garlic cloves
- Place the cucumbers, carrots and garlic in the jar. Make sure you spread them so that you have a few cucumbers topped with a few pieces of carrot and a couple of garlic cloves in between. You do not want to have a separate layer of each.
- Place a sprig of dill in between as well; randomly.
- In a large bowl mix boiling hot water with the sugar, salt and vinegar and gently start pouring the mix into the glass jar until it is topped up.
- Seal jar with its lid and place if possible in a bright place on your kitchen counter (brighter places are better)
- Turn the jar upside down once a day to give everything a light stir
- The pickles will be ready after 5 days. Give them a taste and if you like them saltier let them stand a bit more.
- Once pickles are ready, keep them in the fridge (this will slow down/ stop the pickling)
I love beer! There, I said it! But what does it have to do with this post? Ahhhh…this post is about one of the best things to go with beer – Dill Pickles. And not just any dill pickles, homemade ones. Ever since I can remember myself my favorite type of dill pickle was the […]Read More