Monday, November 1, 2010

Creative recipes

Anyone have any creative recipes that use up some of the excess candy that our kids have collected this Halloween?

Refrigerator Pickles

I love a good deli pickle. But the pickles you buy in those jars at the market just don’t cut it! They are all soggy & not at all tasty. I had always heard about these pickles you could make & keep in the refrigerator for 2 weeks. After doing some research I found some recipes & tried them out. Of course, I had to make a recipe my own, & this is what I came up with.

Take 6-8 pickling cucumbers & quarter them lengthwise into spears. Place them in a container that you can seal & keep in the refrigerator. Cover the spears with this combination:

2 cups cold water
1/3 cup white vinegar
1 TBSP. kosher salt
2 teaspoons sugar
5 whole peppercorns
10 grinds of pepper
3 cloves of garlic

Keep these pickles in the fridge. I have been told that they last for 2 weeks, I really do not know because my family devours them in less than a week!
P.S. I also read that they need 2 days to “cure”. But, I love them even after 1 day!