Sunday, July 18, 2010

Freezer Dills

Hi everyone! I'm joining Foodie Friday and the Make It From Scratch Carnival today, I'm all about that!
Here is a nice easy recipe for the extra cukes out of the garden! They produce a crisp, sweet, tasty dill pickle that you store in the freezer-no canning necessary. I have a mandolin and it makes quick work of the slicing. I did not take a picture of the salting stage, just looks like cukes and onions in a bowl. After draining the juice you add the dill, sugar and vinegar.
Stir well and let sit until the juice comes to the top of the cukes.
They can be packed in quart size freezer bags (freeze flat for better storage) or freezer safe containers.
I found these Ziploc ones with colored screw-on lids at Walmart and thought they were cute...
But not as cute as my new piggy spatula that my son brought me today though!!!
This is just a half batch, I used three medium sized cukes.
I'm joining Sundae Scoop and  Motivate Me Monday, stop by for other fun ideas!
Hope you love it if you try it!
Freezer Dills
1 pound cucumbers, sliced 1/8" thick
3/4 pound yellow onions, sliced 1/8" thick
4 Tbsp Kosher salt
2 Tblsp water
1 C sugar
1/2 C cider vinegar
1 Tblsp dried dill weed
Mix cukes, onions, salt and water in a 2 quart non-metal bowl. Let stand 2 hours. Drain after 2 hours but do not rinse. Return veggies to bowl add sugar, vinegar and dill. Mix occasionally until sugar dissolves and liquid covers the veggies. Pack in wide mouth jars leaving 1" head space or plastic freezer bags no more than 3/4 full. Seal and freeze. Thaw in fridge before eating.
I found this recipe many different places on-line.

11 comments:

  1. I will have to try this, I have so many cukes coming in!

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  2. I'm gonna have to give these a try. I remember my Mom making freezer pickles; but I've never tried them. LOVE the spatula you got from your son!! 2 cool

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  3. I love the piggie spatula :)

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  4. Thanks for the great pickle recipe and for stopping by my blog.
    I really appreciate it.

    Laura
    White Spray Paint

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  5. I love the pig spatula! I make these pickles for the fridge but never thought of freezing them. Thanks for the great recipe.

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  6. Those look delicious. I am going to try it!!

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  7. wooohoooo! we've got pickles almost ready...my husband will love this recipe!!! Thank you for sharing with us!
    Debbie@houseatthelake

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  8. Yea! I have been waiting for this post. My cukes in the garden are becoming prolific, so I am trying this recipe!
    Thanks!
    Yvonne

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  9. I am with everyone else. My pukey cukeys are going nuts! I have been racking my brain trying to come up with recipes for them. I am about to be overrun with cukes! My tribe loves raw cukes but not pickled. I guess that means more for me! I think it is also a good reason to get a real mandolin too. Mine has no settings on it and the pickles I made last year were cut so thin they turned to mush. Yuck!

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  10. I've only made refrigerator cukes myself and the recipe sounds very much the same. Sounds like a trip to the farmers' market is in order!

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  11. Hello, saw your post at makeitfromscratch. I am very interested in this recipe but am still waiting for my cucumbers to come in. Have you had these out of the freezer before? Were they still really crisp? Thanks for your consideration:)

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