I saw this easy recipe a few months back and have been patiently waiting for some beautiful pickling cucumbers that I could turn into perfect pickles. At the Farmer’s Market last weekend I saw these in their crisp green glory and knew it was time to dig out the recipe.
A little bit of chopping and a few minutes later I had the prettiest jar of pickles. We tried our first spears last night and they are so fresh and crisp. We could only wait the minimum of 24 hours to get our first taste and I look forward to eating them as they continue to sit in the sweet, salty and spicy brine. They have a vinegary kick and not much heat, but I look forward to the flavors concentrating. I can already tell I’ll be making these all summer long.
Flavor update: After 24-48 hours the flavor was mild and the spears are fresh and crisp. After 4 days in the refrigerator, the pickles are very flavorful with some good heat. Still crisp, fresh and now taste like the super-hero cousin of your grocery store dill pickle.