Dill Pickles #FoodieFriday

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Cohosted by Diane at Simple Living and Eating. 

Welcome back to Foodie Friday. A big thank you to Tammy for guest posting a recipe last week. We had so much fun at my mom’s family reunion. Hiking at Arches National Park, Swimming in Moab, and bidding pennies against each other for random stuff at the penny auction.
Taking the time away from technology and reconnecting with family has been so beneficial for myself! I’m like a new person. Even with – fingers crossed – a move looming overheard, I buckled down and made some pickles yesterday. It was surprisingly one of the easiest foods I’ve ever made and canned.

What really made these pickles easy was that I had picked up a packet of Ball’s Kosher Pickle mix. It had been a few years ago that I saw it on sale, and then on clearance (I love double sales, with no coupons!). So I picked it up, thinking I would one day make our own pickles. And then it sat in my canning stuff for awhile. Finally this year, I had the harvest of cucumbers needed to make my own. Remember my zucchini overload, well here come the cucumbers!
There’s a few zucchini over on the right side, but the rest are cucumbers, and they are still growing outside!  I made 5 Quarts of pickles, and only used about 1/2 of what you see here. 
6-7 lbs cucumbers. You can use any Cucumbers, not just the pickling kind (just don’t try and eat pickling cucumbers un-pickled, not so good). I planted Burpless #26 Hybrid Cucumbers this year, and let me tell you, these cukes are amazing! So very very good. 
1, 5oz packet Ball Pickle Mix
6 cups water
2 1/2 cups distilled white vinegar
5 quart mason jars
5 canning lids and rings
Slice your cucumbers in your preferred pickled form. Since my cucumbers were so long, I just sliced them into rounds. Set aside in a large bowl. 
Mix water, vinegar, and seasoning in a pan on the stove. Heat to boiling. 
Pour hot liquid over the pickles, and let cool to room temperature. 
While the liquid is cooling, wash your quart jars (or pint if you so choose). Once the cucumbers have cooled, ladle them into your jars. Fill up to the first rim, and then pour in the liquid. Using a table knife, slide it down inside the sides of the jar to remove any air bubbles. Use a clean towel to wipe any spilled liquid off the rims. 
Heat a small pan of water on the stove to boiling. Dip the canning lids into the water for a few seconds and then place on the jars.  Tighten the rings to “finger tight”. Meaning not too tight, but just until you can’t easily tighten it anymore. 
Now it’s time to process them. I have been using a steam canner, though I’ve been told it’s not as good or accurate as a water bath. The time spent in the canner however is I have found equivalent.  Process jars according to your canner’s directions, for 25 minutes. (this will also depend on your altitude. The back of the Ball pickling mix has a guide to help you get the best time for your area).
Remove, and let them sit over night to seal.  Check the lids to make sure they have “popped” and then store for up to a year.

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12 thoughts on “Dill Pickles #FoodieFriday

  1. Girl… I am so jealous I can't get over the crop you got from your garden. Great looking pickles. I made some last year and I was surprised at how easy they are to make too.

    1. haha, thanks Diane. I wish I had met more people down here to share it with. I planted too much lettuce, and most of it went to seed. The corn also got attacked by animals I think. But the rest really did pretty good. Still waiting on tomatoes.

  2. I love dill pickles. I'd sit for hours watching my grandma can pickles. Thanks for stopping by Granny's Down Home Sassy Southern Cooking. Goulash is a family favorite and let me tell you, my family wiped their plates clean. I'd love to know how it turns out. Be sure to come back on Sunday. I'm making sassy sausage jambalaya and posting a video tutorial.

  3. Hi Adelina,

    Thank you so much.Its an honor to have my Menudo recipe featured here.The first time my recipe to be chosen since I started blogging again this year.Today I brought our tempura version and we call it Camaron Rebosado. Have a great week ahead.By the way,I grabbed your Friday Badge.

  4. Hello Adelina, I'm so glad to see you featured a Filipino dish, menudo. Just posted my link. Thanks to you and Diane for hosting this Foodie Friday link up!

  5. Thank you for hosting Adelina, it was my pleasure to participate last week. I dearly love dill pickles and enjoy them as a simple snack all by themselves too! Love your blog and glad to have found you through Diane's blog.

    Be well!

  6. Hi Adelina,
    These Dill Pickles look so good and very tasty. Thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great weekend and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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