I was reading my daily smoking "news" (SMF). I saw KathrynN's post of pickles. I grew dill cukes this year but had very few. However, I could not surrender the inspiration Kat gave me. So, I made pickled beans.
I started by firing up the old steam canner on the Webber Genesis. It is too hot around here to boil water in the house. The jars I will be using (6 one cup) are inside to sterilize.
While the jars are coming to a boil, I cut my yellow, green and purple beans to length.
Out to the garden for some dill.
When the jars are sterilized, I added 1/8 teaspoon of dried chilies and 2 small sprigs of dill to each jar.
I then stuffed 1 1/4 pounds of trimmed and cut beans into the jars. The recipe only makes 5 jars but I always sterilize an extra just to make sure.
I made a brine of:
1 1/4 cup white vinegar
3/4 cup cider vinegar
1 1/2 cups water
3 tablespoons pickling salt
1 clove of garlic
Put all in a saucepan and bring to a rolling boil. Remove the garlic.
I then poured the brine over the beans.
New centres are applied with the bands and into the canner for a 10 minute process time.
Out of the canner.
And they are done.
Now comes the hard part. The beans have to sit for 2 weeks before eating.
I will post again when I open and taste them.