Homemade Dill Pickles

Posted in Home Made Cooking | Salads

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.

Homemade Dill Pickles

Homemade Dill Pickles
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Recipe type: Pickles
Cuisine: Pickles
 
Homemade Dill Pickles. So easy to make, only a few ingredients and you're done.
Ingredients
  • 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)
Instructions
  1. Prepare a clean, large glass jar with lid
  2. Wash the cucumbers and carrots well
  3. Peel the garlic cloves
  4. 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.
  5. Place a sprig of dill in between as well; randomly.
  6. 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.
  7. Seal jar with its lid and place if possible in a bright place on your kitchen counter (brighter places are better)
  8. Turn the jar upside down once a day to give everything a light stir
  9. The pickles will be ready after 5 days. Give them a taste and if you like them saltier let them stand a bit more.
  10. Once pickles are ready, keep them in the fridge (this will slow down/ stop the pickling)
Notes
**Very important to make sure the jar is clean

Homemade Dill Pickles

Homemade Dill Pickles