Summer I found this one...I haven't tried it, but it looks ok...
Dill Hamburger slices
Here are some tasty dill pickle slices to top your burgers or sandwiches.
Slice ends off cucumbers then slice in 1/4-inch rounds. Put the cucumber slices in a large nonreactive bowl or pot and cover with the 2 1/2 quarts of water. Add 3 tablespoons salt and stir until salt is dissolved. Cover and let stand for 12 hours.
Drain cucumber slices.
Prepare jars. Fill a boiling water canner half-full with water; add jars and bring to a boil. Cover and reduce heat to low to keep jars hot.
In a nonreactive pot, combine the 3 cups vinegar and 3 cups water. Stir in 2 tablespoons sugar and 2 tablespoons of salt until dissolved. Bring to a boil. Into each of 6 pint jars, add 1 teaspoon dill seeds, 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds, 1 bay leaf, 3 or 4 peppercorns, and about 1 teaspoon of chopped garlic. Pack with cucumbers.
Add hot vinegar mixture to each jar, leaving 1/2-inch of headspace.
Wipe rims and threads of jars with a damp paper towel. Fit with lids and screw on jar rings tightly. Put the jars in a rack and lower into the hot water. If necessary, add more boiling of near-boiling water so the water level is 1 to 2 inches above the jars. Bring to a boil. Cover and boil gently for 10 minutes. Remove to a rack to cool completely. Check for seals about 24 hours later. Store in a cool dark place for a few weeks before using
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LOL Summer! I hope nothing explodes on you!
I got it from About.com....here's a list for your to browse!
Here is the one I have been using:
1 qt. vinegar
1 cup canning salt ( I cut this back as they were too salty last year - first batch I did 3/4 cup, second batch did 2/3 cup)
2 1/2 quarts of water
1 tsp allum crystals (powder if you can find crystals)
Bring to a boil.
In Sterile jars, put 1 tsp dill seed or dill weed. Pack in sliced cucumbers. Sprinkle 1/2 tsp garlic on top, then cover with the brine. Put on lids. Water bath for 15 minutes. Let sit for 8 weeks before opening.
Everybody liked them last year other than they were too salty. Very very easy recipe. I also read if you soak your cucumber slices in ice water for 2 hours before the canning, they will be crisper. So, these are my changes and I am looking forward to trying them. I also heard that allum crystals make for crisper pickles as opposed to the powder, but crystals are harder to find. if you have an amish community nearby with a store, they may sell the crystals as that is where mine came from because I couldn't find it at any of the stores in town.
Does about 9 pints!
Here is a recipe that might work for you and is a tested safe recipe. I think you can slice them into spears or slices and it should still work.
Hi Summer and all,
I put whole garlic cloves in my dills and my dilly beans every year. Works out just fine. Here is the dilly bean recipe if you are interested. As a side note, you can put a washed grape leaf in every jar of dill pickles to add to the crispness and to maintain a little more of the green color. Don't need them in the beans.
DILLED GREEN BEANS
Green beans 4 lbs. , about 4 quarts
Hot red pepper, crushed ¼ t per pint jar
Mustard seed ½ t per pint jar
Dill seed ½ t per pint jar
Garlic 1 clove per pint jar
Vinegar 5 c
Water 5 c
Salt ½ c
Fresh dill weed and heads as available
Wash beans, drain and snap into lengths. Pack beans into clean, hot pint jars. Add pepper, mustard seed, dill, and garlic. Combine vinegar, water, and salt. Heat to boiling. Pour boiling liquid over beans filling to ½" of top of jar. Adjust lids. Process in boiling water bath for 10 minutes. Start timing as soon as water in canner returns to boiling. Remove and cool.
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