So neither Joe nor I have ever made pickles and sometimes we’re just not really into recipes, so this recipe is still in development.
“BreadnButter” or Something Pickles
1.5 English Cucumber
1 red onion
1.5 square inch fresh ginger
4 cloves garlic
shit-ton of salt
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup white distilled vinegar
1/2 cup white sugar
Actual prep time: 10 minutes
Wait time: 2 hours
Makes two jars worth of pickles
- Slice the cucumbers into 4 large rounds, then julienne those (about the thickness of a slice of onion).
- Slice the onion into long strips (about the same length as the julienned cukes).
- Put these in a bowl and cover it with salt.
- Crush and mince garlic and ginger and put it in the same bowl, adding some more salt.
- Leave these in the fridge for like 30-60 minutes (I could barely stand to wait longer than 30 minutes).
- When these come out, they will be about half the size by volume that they were originally.
- Mix the two types of vinegar and the sugar until the sugar is dissolved.
- Stuff the vegetable matter in a mason jar and pour the vinegar/sugar mixture over it. Lid it and put it back in the refrigerator for an hour.
Results: So I know that I didn’t do the proper sanitation procedure for canning, but these pickles were gone within two days because they were so good. Another thing is that they were less crunchy each day. I think maybe this had something to do with the fact that I used iodized salt instead of canning salt. I’m not actually convinced that canning salt is any different than table salt, maybe someone can shed some light on that topic for me. As for the taste of the pickles, the ginger infused the cukes and onions so thoroughly that it made me want to cry with joy every time I took a bite. I think four cloves was just the right amount of garlic too, although these were pretty small cloves.