Homemade Pickles

Picture of a jar of fresh dill pickles
Homemade Dill Pickles

 

Homemade pickles

One large glass jar with lid

sliced cucumbers (enough to pack the jar)

1 cup water

1 cup apple cider vinegar (you can use less according to taste – one cup kind of makes your eyes water)

8 cloves garlic

1 tablespoon sea salt

2 sprigs of fresh dill (or 4 tsp dill seeds)

2 teaspoons whole peppercorns

1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes

For brine, combine vinegar, water and salt in a pot and bring to a boil.

Add garlic cloves, dill, peppercorns and red pepper flakes to jar. Pack cucumbers tightly into jar without crushing them. Pour brine into jar, leaving 1/4 inch headspace below rim of jar.

Let jar cool to room temperature before screwing the lid on. Once cooled and closed up, refrigerate for a few days to allow flavors to soak in.

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