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Brined Dills

 

12

Yield

6

servings

Prep

30

min

Cook

5

min

Ready

6

Low Fat, Low in Saturated Fat, Low Cholesterol, Cholesterol-Free, Trans-fat Free, High Fiber
 

Ingredients

48 small cucumbers
1 box pickling spices
whole
*
3 bunch dill weed
dry
*
1 pint white vinegar
*
2 gallons water
*
1 pound salt

Directions

Wash and drain cukes. Put down a layer of dill in a large crock. Layer cukes, dill, pickling spices (and whole rocambole and washed grape leaves if desired) in crock.

Stir together remaining ingredients and pour over cucumbers until well covered. (make more brine as necessary) Place a heavy plate on top of cukes, and weight it down with a large jar filled with water.

Do not fill crock to the top as it may overflow when the cukes release water.

Let sit for approx 3 weeks, or until cukes are uniformly colored throughout and well flavored with dill.

Remove cukes from brine and wash, discarding any soft cukes.

Pack pickles into clean quart jars adding 1 to 2 cloves sliced rocambole (or garlic), 1 teaspoon peppercorns, ¼ teaspoon pickling spices, and ½ teaspoon turmeric.

Make up fresh brine from recipe above, bring to a boil and pour over dills in jar leaving 1" of headroom.

Seal jars and process in boiling water bath 5 minutes.

Start counting time the second the jars are placed in the boiling water.

Wait at least three weeks before eating.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1340g (47.3 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 15112% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 29352mg 1223%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 9%
Dietary Fiber 9g 35%
Sugars g
Protein 15g
Vitamin A 18% Vitamin C 67%
Calcium 20% Iron 17%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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