Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Hot Garlic Dill Pickles

18 Pickling Cucumbers – cut into ¼ long strips
1 Large Red Onion – Sliced into strips long wise
20 Garlic Cloves – Peeled & Smashed
2 Carrots – About 4” long and cut into ¼ strips
4 Fresno Chili Peppers – Sliced w/ seeds
3 Serrano Chili Peppers – Cut in ½ w/ seeds
2.3 oz Package of Fresh Dill
The Brine:
¾ Cup Pickling Salt
1 tbsp Black Peppercorns
½ Cup Pickling Spice
3 Cups Water
¾ Cup Apple Cider Vinegar
¼ Cup Rice Wine Vinegar
½ Cup White Vinegar
½ Cup Red Wine Vinegar

Rinse your pickling jars and rings in hot soapy water.  Set aside and let dry fully. 

In a med/large pot add the ingredients for the brine and bring to a boil.  Reduce to a simmer for about 3-4 minutes.

While the brine is on the stove, equally divide the dill into the bottom of 6 pint containers.  Add in the other ingredients in equal parts.  Pour the brine over the pickles leaving about ½” from the top.

Place lids on jars and screw to close but not too tight.  Place jars in large pot of water covering the jars by about 2” of water.  Bring to a boil and cook for 10 minutes.  Remove jars, tighten seal and set aside in a cool dark place for 2 weeks.  Then Enjoy.

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