I have tried a few different recipes. I am a fan of sweet and spicy, personally. But I will share a few dill recipes too.
Dragon Scale Pickles
2 lbs pickling cucumbers
2 cups white vinegar
8 cups water
1/3 cup pickling salt (or kosher)
2 cloves garlic, peeled and halved
1 habanero pepper, thinly sliced
4 sprigs fresh dill weed
3 oz of your favorite hot sauce
1 lb white sugar
-Wash the cucumbers and soak in ice water (with plenty of ice) for two hours. Prepare jars caps and bands.
-In a large saucepan, combine vinegar, water, salt, hot sauce and sugar and bring to a boil. Meanwhile, place 1 sprig of dill, a few slices of habanero and a half a clove of garlic in the bottom of each jar, and fill with cucumbers. Pour the hot brine over the pickles leaving a 1/2"
-Process the sealed jars in a boiling water bath for 15 minutes. Adjust time according to altitude. Allow the jars to cool, and store in a cool dark place for at least 8 weeks before consuming. Refrigerate after opening.
Makes 4 quart jars
Like Claussen pickles? This is an EXCELLENT, almost exactly the same taste recipe that I have made once. The pickles went FAST!
Bread and Butter pickles. I recently made these and they were tasty! I cut my cuc's 1 inch each. I like them crunchy!
Also, a tip to use when pickling, if you like your pickles a little crunchier, don't use table salt. Use sea salt instead :)