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Old 06-17-2010, 12:28 PM   #31
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I took a taste of one of the pickles today and they've already turned into pickles in just one day. In fact, I'm not sure how they'll be much different two days from now. They taste pretty good but I wish that I'd left out the dried onion. It's a little strong and not a flavor that I taste when I eat Claussen pickles. I mainly think of garlic when I think of Claussen's and they don't list onions on the Claussen ingredient list. Anyway, it looks like the fridge method does work fine. They're also very crisp and crunchy.
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Old 06-17-2010, 07:35 PM   #32
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I took a taste of one of the pickles today and they've already turned into pickles in just one day. In fact, I'm not sure how they'll be much different two days from now. They taste pretty good but I wish that I'd left out the dried onion. It's a little strong and not a flavor that I taste when I eat Claussen pickles. I mainly think of garlic when I think of Claussen's and they don't list onions on the Claussen ingredient list. Anyway, it looks like the fridge method does work fine. They're also very crisp and crunchy.

I did the same thing...sampling the pickles as the days went buy to see how they were turning out. The flavors are much stronger on the first day than they are after they have been sitting a few days. The water in the cucumbers will leach out into the brine and water down the flavors as time goes by. So a flavor that may be too strong on the first day may not be too strong by day 3 of even later. Wait a few more days and taste them again.
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I've always peeled regular grocery cucumbers, sliced them and dumped them into all that lovely leftover Claussen pickle juice. Let them sit in the fridge for at least a week before sampling. They are not pickles but very tasty with mayo, bacon and lettuce on lc bread.
also wonderful as a side dish, or in a salad. I keep a couple of jars of juice and keep adding more cucumbers to them.
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I'm growing Armenian cucumbers in my garden this year and I already have so many I'm giving them away. Does anyone know if this recipe would work with Armenian cukes?
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I just wanted to mention that my husband loves the pickles. He's been snacking on them just about every day. He said that they're nice and crunchy.
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I just wanted to mention that my husband loves the pickles. He's been snacking on them just about every day. He said that they're nice and crunchy.
That's great...we have been enjoying them too.
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Thanks for the recipe, CL! I have already picked 6 large cukes and will have a ton more by the weekend. Hubby and I can only eat so much cucumber-tomato salad, so I am definitely going to try this.
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Thanks for the recipe, CL! I have already picked 6 large cukes and will have a ton more by the weekend. Hubby and I can only eat so much cucumber-tomato salad, so I am definitely going to try this.
I hope you enjoy the pickles.

I treasure my cucumber vines and keep them as long as I can. My yellow squash and half of my tomatoes are about done and I need to pull them up and plant my collards, butternut squash and okra. The collards and butternut squash will last though our usually mild winters and I do love them.
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I'm growing Armenian cucumbers in my garden this year and I already have so many I'm giving them away. Does anyone know if this recipe would work with Armenian cukes?
Yes, they will work.
Any cucumbers you grow at home will work. Just the waxy ones from the store are the ones that won't work cuz of the wax on them.
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Yes, they will work.
Any cucumbers you grow at home will work. Just the waxy ones from the store are the ones that won't work cuz of the wax on them.
Thanks! I'm going to give it a try.
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I bet they will be great.

Does anyone know if the english cucumbers are waxed? (ours come in plastic wrap)

If they aren't waxed, I can make some of these pickles too.
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I bet they will be great.

Does anyone know if the english cucumbers are waxed? (ours come in plastic wrap)

If they aren't waxed, I can make some of these pickles too.
I was watching Alton Brown make pickles on Good Eats a week or so ago and he said that English cucumbers are not waxed and are good for making pickles.
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Just wanted to add in my Thank You for the pickle recipe. I made a batch last night with some beauties fresh from my garden (couldn't believe I had some already) Can't wait to try em out!
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Just wanted to say Thanks for posting this recipe. I've put up 3 gallons so far. I was worried about how I was going to use up all of these Armenian cukes. The pickles are great!!!
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Just wanted to add in my Thank You for the pickle recipe. I made a batch last night with some beauties fresh from my garden (couldn't believe I had some already) Can't wait to try em out!




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Just wanted to say Thanks for posting this recipe. I've put up 3 gallons so far. I was worried about how I was going to use up all of these Armenian cukes. The pickles are great!!!
I'm so glad you have ejoyed them.
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Since I've never made pickles, I was very curious.
I made a batch yesterday and I've tasted them today. They are great! I used Linda's measurements since I had 2 cucumbers-they weighted 2 lbs. together! They fit in 2 pickle jars-one 32 oz and one 16 oz. I put them in the fridge instead of leaving on the counter. I'm very happy with the results.

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How long will they keep in the fridge?
Have you tried to slice the cucumbers like hamburger dill slices?
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Old 07-14-2010, 09:39 AM   #48
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How long will they keep in the fridge?
The original post says that they will keep for a year. I wonder if anyone has actually had them around that long to find out???
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I've made a lot of dill pickles in the past (years ago). I've never made freezer or refrigerator pickles tho. Mine were just plain ole dill pickles.
We've talked a little about growing cukes & dill & my canning them again now that I have a garden, and would have room to grow the cukes. But my DH decided they were too much trouble, when he can buy them by the gallon at Sams as cheap as he can. And he doesn't think the home canned are enough better to be worth the hassle. I rarely eat them myself. We neither one ever eat sweet pickles. Yuck! I know a lot of people (mabye most) like sweet pickles, but we don't. If we could get the 5 gal bucket of dill pickles here like we saw down in TX at Sam's he'd buy them that way, but they don't carry them here. Yes, he does love his dill pickles, and we go thru a lot of the gallons.
I wouldn't do the refrigerator or freezer pickles, cause I wouldn't hve a place to keep them. I used to have an extra fridge in the garage, but I don't anymore. And even when I did, I wouldn't have room for that many extra pickles. If I were to make my own again, I'd just do the ones like I made before. I never was able to get a real crunchy pickle tho. But the slices we buy aren't all that crunchy. And either whole or sliced is what I always made.

Larry, I didn't realize that the farmer's market had started up yet. Which one? Or have they both started? With the new tax they said they're imposing on the venders, I've been afraid the prices will be pretty high now. I usually forgot to go anyway. Hardly ever went to the Saturday one, and would usually forget about the Tues one, even when I was in town. I don't live in town, so it is not real handy for me to go, just to go to the market. I rarely found very much I wanted anyway. But I always mean to check them out if I happen to be in town on "market" day.
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These pickles are great. I'm awaiting my cucs to get big enough to start making these. I made 6 2 quart jars and 6 quart jars last year. We finished our last jar in April and it was great. Hope to do more this year-glad I have an extra fridge. I did leave out the onion and added 1/4 tsp red pepper flake. Thanks again for sharing!
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I'm glad you bumped this up. My cukes in the garden are starting to come in. It's late this year. But I am up North. Thanks chicken lady great recipe.
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So excited to have found this!

Hi Everyone! It was very helpful reading all your posts. We have been looking for a recipe for a crunchy dill pickle and are super excited to try this!!! We did have a couple questions:
1. Is it better to use pickling cucumbers and keep them whole or the regular cucumbers (like burpless) and slice them up?
2. We don’t have enough cucumbers at the moment to sufficiently make the full recipe. Is there a way to cut it down or preserve some cucumbers till more are ready to use so we can make the full recipe?
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sounds good. sue
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This is a great recipe. I'm on my 4th jar now and am so excited. Thanks so much.

My tomatos are just coming in now so I'm making salsa for dh. It's pineapple peach salsa and he loves it. I like my salsa hotter than him.
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I picked the last 4 cucumbers from my yard yesterday and just saw this recipe. I'm gonna take those four and scale this recipe and make these to be ready for next year. I have made a ton of sugar free bread and butter pickles this year.

Thanks Chicken Lady, I can't wait to try this! I have loved every recipe you have posted!

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