Master of the Pit
SMF Premier Member
- Joined Sep 29, 2018
Looks great Steve. These pickles are so darn good, I think this thread will be alive for a long time yet with more and more people trying them.
I know what you mean Al. I looked through 9 bags of cukes at Walmart to find 2 decent bags. And I still threw 3 of them away. And thank you! I still haven't had any luck finding dill flowers. Though fresh dill is still looking ok.As usual your pickles look great Steve. I have been unable to find any good pickling cukes & ended up freezing some huge dill flowers, until I can find some cukes.
This weather has been something alright. Only had 2 bad days of driving to work from snow/slush. And this month it'll be in the 40's and 50's. With only 2 days of rain. We'll see how well they forecast this. I'm thing about putting up a box on the porch to grow some dill.My dill plants never flower this time of year. But this has been one crazy winter, weatherwise down here. So now I have these huge dill flowers & no cukes. But I read you could freeze them in ball jars under vacuum & then freeze them. So that is what I did. At least when we get some good cukes I'll be ready to go!
Yes I have used them before & while not quite as good as the pickling cukes, they will work. I have a huge jar of dill flowers that are in a ball jar under vacuum in my freezer. When the cukes are right I’m ready to go!
The horseradish ones look mighty good. I'll need to do those.Glad this got bumped . Forgot I had some radish I did back in September . I have an old handwritten recipe for horseradish pickles . I couldn't find any fresh horseradish so I bought regular radish . Ended up doing a jar of them as well .
This is the whole batch . Cloudy jars on left have horseradish , and radish added ( I need to go open one of those )
Radish , onion and jalapeno , bottom left . Rest are regular .
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Just opened , un peeled when they went in .
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Stayed pretty crisp , and really good .
Wasn't sure what to expect , but have some heat , and remind me of a pickled pepper .
These would be great with some Italian beef .
Good luck Ryan!Have to say thanks to SmokinAl Seen this post awhile ago and bought the ball jar attachment to use to vacuum seal jars. Then bought a small bag of pickling cukes to give it a try...life got busy and they got soft so I bought another bag yesterday. Was gonna do them tonight until I reread the post, all 20 pages, no time to soak for 4 hrs in ice water. So will have to wait but come hell or high water these will get made! And when they do will definitely post my results.
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