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Jul 15, 2014 03:01 PM

Katz' Sweet Pickles

i love them so much and followed a Sweet Pickle recipe found on allrecipes. But they're not quite right (too sweet). Anyone good at guessing how Katz does their sweet pickles? I will ask directly next time I drop in there but maybe someone on the forum can hip me to the how before that next time..?

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  1. Sweet? you mean 'half-sours'...the right green really crunchy ones?

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      1. re: Bologna

        They are simply brined for a shorter period of time than the full sours or 3/4 sours. They can also be called new pickles.

        My guess is Katz's doesn't cure their own pickles, but it's not hard to find a recipe.

      2. Sounds like you started with the wrong recipe, follow one for kosher dill pickles and instead of brining for a week (for example) taste them at 3 or 4 days. They are just dill pickles that aren't cured for very long.

        No sugar in the recipe!

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        1. re: Ttrockwood

          Well, they're not necessarily dill pickles...unless the brine/cure contains dill!

          1. re: mitchleeny

            The only pickles worth eating are dill! ;)
            First time i made my own i used too much star anise and not enough dill and was stuck with a bunch of star ansie flavored pickles.... Not yummy.