Spice up your kitchen with this easy pickling recipe!
- Prepare your cucumbers. You can slice in whatever shape your heart desires. Thin slices work great for sandwiches. Place cut cucumbers in jar.
- Add flavor. Mix both dried an fresh flavorings. About a 1/2 teaspoon is all you need for most dry spices. For a spicy pickle, try red chile pepper flakes, salt, a few dried chile peppers, dill seeds, fresh habanero, and a clove of garlic.
- Make the brine. White vinegar, rice vinegar, or cider vinegar are all a great place to start. Pour as much vinegar as you’ll need into a saucepan and bring to a boil. To complement your spicy pickle flavorings, try rice vinegar, a spoonful of honey, and salt to taste. Let boil for two minutes.
- Pour brine over cucumbers until completely covered. Place a lid on the jar and refrigerate for 24 hours. Enjoy!
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