Homemade Pickles

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Do you know how crazy easy it is to make your own pickles?

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We received a large bag of pickling cucumbers (Kirby Cucumbers are their official name) from our CSA a couple weeks ago and there’s not much else to do with them other than make pickles, so we did! We bought a 2 liter jar with a hinge lid (like this one) and went to work finding a recipe. If you read this blog you know we prefer relatively simple recipes with few ingredients but the recipe we found for pickles on Smitten Kitchen took that preference to a new level.

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To make pickles you need: pickling cucumbers, dill, salt, and white vinegar. Oh, and time. That’s it!

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Start by using a mandolin to slice your cucumbers to 1/8″ thick and add them to your jar. You could always make them thicker if you want, your call.

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Toss your 3 ingredients on top, close the lid, shake up all the ingredients, and refrigerate. We got a great pickle by 6 hours later, they were really great the next day and lasted in the fridge almost a week.

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Try it yourself! These are perfect on sandwiches, as a side, or as a little snack all on their own, we brought them to the beach last week – enjoy!