Make Blue-Ribbon-Winning Pickles (with Homemade Condiment Recipes)


| 8/16/2016 2:43:00 PM


Tags: pickles, pickling, cucumbers, spices, apple cider vinegar, condiments, sandwiches, recipes, Texas, Wendy Akin,

 

These pickles have won a blue ribbon each time I entered them in the State Fair. They’re quite sweet with a spicy tang. We use them mostly on sandwiches and burgers.

Before you dive in, re-read my post on pickling hints for tips on choosing vinegars, spices, and more.

Choose cucumbers that are pretty even in size, preferably pickling cukes. They are best at about 1- inch diameter and 4 to 5 inches long (about the size of an Italian sausage). Don’t try to make pickles with the common salad cukes one sees in the grocery store — they are waxed and I don’t think you can get that wax off. If you have a garden, do plan to grow pickling cucumbers.

Blue-Ribbon Pickles Recipe

Makes 8 pint jars

Ingredients:




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