Grannie Lee's Dill Pickles

Jane McMillan-Whittaker Recipe

By Jane McMillan-Whittaker janenov46

I got such a great reception with these pickles I have to post them. My daughter in law who is a chemist, asked me if they were hard to do.
When I stopped laughing, I told her they were probably the easiest thing I ever made. I don't put these in a water bath, but I do sterilize the jars.


Recipe Rating:
 5 Ratings
Serves:
7 quarts
Prep Time:
Cook Time:
Cooking Method:
Canning/Preserving

Ingredients

21 medium
cucumbers, you don't want seedy ones
21 to 30 large
cloves garlic, peeled
21 sprig(s)
dill heads and feathery leaves
21 medium
hot pepper, your choice, i like habeneros
12 c
water
4 c
white vinegar
16 Tbsp
canning salt, do not subsitute, and you can order on line if you have to
dill
i grow my own and plant in spring because where i live you can't buy in any grocery store.


Directions Step-By-Step

1
Wash cukes,leave in sink, and cover in ice, add some water and leave for 3 hours.
2
Sterilize jars by boiling for 15 minutes. Leave jars in hot water while you pack pickles and remove them one by one to fill.
3
Put lids in small flat fry pan, cover with water and bring to almost a simmer, don't boil, they just have to be hot.
4
Bring brine to a boil, and keep heat on low to keep hot.
5
In each quart jar put 1 to 2 large cloves of garlic, one hot pepper (I like a habenero), and a sprig of dill and a feathery leaf if you have them.
6
Add sliced cucumbers, cover with brine, wipe top of jar off, screw lids on.
7
Set aside for 24 hours and then check seal. The combination of hot jar, hot brine,and hot lids seals them.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Vegetables
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
  • Comments

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    Thea Pappalardo Sassy01 - Nov 2, 2010
    I have never attempted anything like this, but this sounds so easy. What size jars do you use?
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    Jane McMillan-Whittaker janenov46 - Nov 2, 2010
    Quart jars, and you need a pot big enough to fit them all. I bought my canner at walmart, and use it for other stuff also. It has a rick on the bottom, which you need so the jars don't rest directly on the bottom. you can also go online and order supplies.
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    Thea Pappalardo Sassy01 - Nov 2, 2010
    God bless Walmart! lol
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    Jane McMillan-Whittaker janenov46 - Nov 2, 2010
    Ain't that the truth.
    I live a few miles North of Miami, so canning is not common here. Bought canning jars twice.
    First time young lady in back of me asked me what I was going to do with them I said make pickles and jam. She said WOW! I had to tell her no, no ii's easy, if I can do it anyone can do it.
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    Jane McMillan-Whittaker janenov46 - Nov 2, 2010
    Second time I bought them the clerk asked me if those things really worked.
    It now is a mattter of choice and lets face it gals that work just don't have a lot of spare time.