Grannie Lee's Dill Pickles

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.

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Jane McMillan-Whittaker Recipe
x8
Well Seasoned
Massena (now in FL), NY
janenov46
Member Since Oct 2010
Jane's notes for this recipe:
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.
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Directions

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.
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user Thea Pappalardo Sassy01 - Nov 2, 2010
I have never attempted anything like this, but this sounds so easy. What size jars do you use?
user 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.
user Thea Pappalardo Sassy01 - Nov 2, 2010
God bless Walmart! lol
user 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.
user 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.

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