Dill Bread & Butter Pickles


Meet Katy. Katy is married to Ari. Ari makes pickles. Delicious, sweet (with a hint of spice), buttery, can't-stop-eating-them pickles. Lucky Katy. I asked him to share the recipe with us and he did, thanks Ari! (Also check out Ari's Cucumber Kimichi.)

Dill Bread & Butter Pickles
(Makes approx. five 16oz mason jars)
Printable Recipe

18 Persian cucumbers (or you can use pickling cucumbers)
2-3 white onions
3 cloves of garlic
1/4 cup course salt
2 1/4 cups cider vinegar
2 cups sugar
1 1/2 T mustard seed
1 1/4 tsp celery seed
1/2 tsp whole cloves
2 tsp turmeric
Fresh dill

1. After scrubbing clean, I mandolined the cucumbers, garlic, and onions into a giant bowl.
2. Dump in the course salt into the cucumber concoction and mix thoroughly. Let the contents sit for 1 hour or so before thoroughly rinsing and draining. (Some recipes require longer brining but I've had overly salty homemade pickles and they are no bueno, I've also heard that putting ice on the cucumbers while they brine keep them crispier.)
3. In a separate large pot, heat the cider vinegar and stir in the sugar until it thoroughly dissolves.
4. Into the cider, stir in the mustard seed, celery seed, cloves, and turmeric and break up a few sprigs of fresh dill.
5. Dump in the cucumber concoction, stir, and let it sit in the heat until it starts to boil.
6. Throw some big fresh sprigs of dill into jars and distribute the pot of pickles with sauce into each jar.
7. Refrigerate.
8. Eat.
9. Poop.
10. Eat more.

*I think the "pooping" is optional, I'll check with Ari and get back to you.


Gretchen said...

Ahhh, these remind me of my mama's homemade pickles! Try watermelon pickles sometime...Ari...Siri?

Free(man) to be you and me said...

Ari! Hook a sister up! I HAVE had the kimichi. Deeeelish!

BAM said...

So they don't need to sit for weeks or anything? as soon as they're cold you can eat...then poop? LOL

Linda said...

LOL... eat, then poop, then eat more!!! Yes please get back to us!

jamie lott said...

I've been asked to make these pickles do i searched.and found yours...i make a lot of fresh preserves from my garden produce and i always process in boiling water after canning.
Can these pickles be processed the same way?

Siri said...

I believe so Jamie!


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