Lately, we have received a number of cucumbers in our crop share. I like a bit of cucumber here or there and one son loves them, but we all love pickles. However, I don't have the space, equipment or patience to actually pickle or can anything. Yes, I know it's really not that complicated, but still…
Well, my mother-in-law was telling me about how her aunt, called Niecy, used to make pickles. Niecy was smart and sassy and loved to talk; one of my favorite people. Niecy loved recipes and cookbooks, and I treasure her recipe box and Helen Corbitt cookbook that I got after she died.
So, here's what Niecy did for quick and tasty pickles.
Buy a jar of pickles. I always check to be sure there are no artificial sweeteners and colors in mine. You'd be surprised what fake crap ends up in a jar of pickles. Eat the pickles that came in the jar. Save the pickle juice in the jar.
Wash and thinly slice freshly picked cucumbers. Put said cucumber slices in pickle jar that contains the pickle juice and seasonings. Place jar in fridge and give it a couple of hours or days.
Eat and enjoy and repeat process. Super easy and tasty and fairly lazy, but it works for us. Thanks, Niecy.
Over and out…