Fermented Dill Pickles – Refrigerated “Clausen” Type

Malinda Coletta

By
@Professorchef

I must have planted too many cucumber plants! We can’t keep up eating them so what do you do when life hands you cucumbers…make pickles! I love crunchy refrigerator pickles the “clausen” type so this recipe fit’s the bill


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Prep:

15 Min

Ingredients

12
fresh dill flower heads, or
2 Tbsp
dried dill seed
12 clove
cloves garlic
8
peppercorns
1/4 c
white vinegar
1/2 c
kosher salt
1 1/2 qt
water
12
cucumbers

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Rinse but do not wash the cucumbers. In your container add garlic, peppercorns, and vinegar. Dissolve salt in water and add to container. Stir. Add your cucumbers and dill. Fill container the remaining way with water. Cover.

Fermentation sequence
1. Clear brine – no cloudiness for 1 to 3 days
2. Cloudy brine with gas formation, 2-3 days
3. Cloudy brine – no gas formation, 5 to 6 days

Pickles ready to eat after 10-11 days.
Refrigerate pickles on day 10 or 11 if you do not want to process them.

To process the pickles
Fill clean, sterilized quart jars with pickles to within 1/2inch of the top. Wipe, seal, and process in a hot water bath at 170 degrees for 15 minutes. Remove and place on towel in a draft free area. Let jars stand for 12 hours. Label and date. Store in a dark, cool area.

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