I love gardening and the concept of garden-to-plate healthier eating. These savory, refreshing, and Easy Refrigerator Pickles Recipe is one of its many tasty examples. This is another traditional recipe that never gets old for me. Partly because it's my mom's recipe and also holds sentimental value for me. I am happy to share it with all of you.
Combine water, vinegar, salt and sugar in a small pot. Bring it to a boil stirring constantly until the salt and sugar dissolves. As soon as the water mixture boils remove from the stovetop and set aside to cool completely. (To speed up the cooling process I place a pot into a large bowl filled with cold water and ice, without the two liquids contacting.)
In the meanwhile, rinse the cucumbers well (scrubbing, if necessary). Cut off both ends and then cut each cucumber into 2 (like a +) leaving about ¼ inch of the end uncut so the cucumber holds its shape.
Into each half-gallon (64 oz. or 2 L) jar place half of a horseradish leaf, one branch of fresh dill, one garlic clove cut into 4 pieces, 20 peppercorns, and one bay leaf.
Pack each jar with pre-cut cucumbers compactly as possible without breaking or damaging them. Fill the jars with cold pickling syrup, close each jar with a lid and place them into the refrigerator.
Place into refrigerator and allow at least 5 days for the cucumbers to soak in all the flavors and get to the ready-stage.
The refrigerated pickles are ready to be enjoyed.
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