Sun Pickles

Discussion in 'Side Items' started by crewdawg52, Jun 9, 2007.

  1. crewdawg52

    crewdawg52 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Here's one that's good for homemade, no cooking pickles that are so easy....I even did them....and they are the best! [​IMG]

    Sun Pickles

    1 gal glass jar with lid
    10 cups water
    1 cup white vinegar
    1/2 cup Kosher Salt
    peeled garlic, fresh dill, cucumbers

    Boil liquids and salt to dissolve, set aside to cool. Layer dill, garlic, cucumbers in jar. Pour cooled liquid over contents to top. Screw on lid and place in direct sunlight all day. Place jar in fridge for 2 days ( and store in fridge).....Whoola.....fresh, crunchy pickles that beats any store bought ones. Good Luck!
  2. vulcan75001

    vulcan75001 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    sounds fuss...
  3. I'm tryin it today...........[​IMG]
  4. wvsmokeman

    wvsmokeman Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I love pickles...gotta try it...Thanks!
  5. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Smoking Guru

    Hmmmmmmm .... interesting ....

    Do they have to be refrigerated? I am guessing these are for ready to eat not for canning or preserving?
  6. smoked

    smoked Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    yes, this type does have to be refridgerated.......I've done similar in the past and they are pretty good.....
  7. crewdawg52

    crewdawg52 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    No canning/preserving, ready to crunch! Keep in the "icebox" though. I've had them last at least 2 1/2 weeks (longest they've lasted before they're gone...[​IMG] )

    I put a layer of dill, a few garlic cloves, then a good stack of cucumbers, repeat. Top it off with more dill and a few cloves. To quote Mr. Brown
    "Them Good Eats!"
  8. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Smoking Guru

    Just wondering if I could get rid of mu ole enamel canning pot - but then I still have to can tomatoes, peppers and squashes.
  9. hillbillysmoker

    hillbillysmoker Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I do a refrigerator pickle that requires no canning but must be refrigerated. A completely different sensation. Here is the recipe if anyone is interested. I also add fresh dill to these for a variation.

    Refrigerator Pickles

    16 cups of cucumbers
    4 cups of onions
    Sprinkle with 3 TBS salt
    Stir and let stand for 3 hours
    Drain, but don’t wash

    Solution (mix in 1 gal. Jar)

    2 cups of vinegar
    3 cups of sugar
    1 teas. Celery seed
    1 teas. Mustard seed
    ½ teas. Alum
    ½ teas. Tumeric

    Pack cucumbers and onions in the jar and refrigerate 6-7 days before eating. Will keep for several months in the refrigerator
  10. wvsmokeman

    wvsmokeman Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Thanks hillbilly!! I'll have to give this one a try also![​IMG]

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