Want recipe - "fresh" kosher pickles
- Cindi Jun 25, 2003 03:59 PM
I'm not sure how to say exactly what I'm looking for, but I used to buy some pickles when I lived in L.A. They were called Bubbies or Buba's - can't remember. Anyway, they were wonderful. I'd like to make something similar to that. I don't believe these were "pickled" the normal way - by hot water bath, etc.
Does anyone know what I'm talking about? These pickles were very crisp, very bright green and very yummy.
Any help would be appreciated.
YIELD: 4 -6 QUARTS
36 small firm cucumbers
6 tablespoons kosher salt (DO NOT USE TABLE SALT)
12 large cloves garlic
2 tsp. Pickling spice
12 sprigs dill
Scrub the cucumbers. Pack them in an upright position into quart-
size glass jars. Divide the salt, garlic, pickling spice, and dill
among the jars. Fill each jar to overflowing with water. Seal the
jars. Store in a dark, cool place for at least 10 days before using.
Chill before serving.
NOTE: Brine will become cloudy as cucumbers become pickles.
Refrigerate when pickles are ready.
FOR SUCCESS WITH THIS RECIPE, THE CUCUMBERS MUST BE VERY FIRM AND
FRESH WITHOUT BROWN SPOTS OR SOFT AREAS. OTHERWISE, THEY WILL TURN
ROTTEN IN THE JAR.