Published on June 5th, 2013 | by Rachel Budke17
Spicy Garlic Pickles
I’ll be the first to admit, I’m actually not a huge fan of pickles. Most of the pickles that are from the store are a strange bright green color, which I find unappetizing. So, I decided to attempt to make my own and added some spice and garlic. If you’re not a fan of spicy food, feel free to lessen or omit the sriracha and red pepper flakes. Remember that the longer they sit, the more spicy and flavorful they will get.
These pickles are not canned in the same way as traditional pickles, which makes them easier to make. Since they are only placed in a jar, they won’t last quite as long. However, the acidity from the vinegar will keep the pickles fresh for a while. Just be sure to keep an eye on them and try to eat them as soon as possible. These spicy garlic pickles have tons of flavor, but at the same time, you still can taste the freshness of the cucumber. Whether you’re a pickle fan or not, I definitely recommend trying this recipe out!
- 1 large cucumber
- 3/4 cup white vinegar
- 1 tablespoon sea salt
- 1 tablespoon black peppercorns
- 2 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
- 1 teaspoon sriracha sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- Slice your cucumber into spears or rounds, depending on which you would prefer.
- With the cucumber in the jar, add the ingredients into the jar and top with water, until the liquid reaches the top of the cucumber.
- Tightly close the jar and shake until all of the ingredients are combined.
- Refrigerate for at least 8 hours before serving.
Since mason jars are so popular right now, investing in different jars is well worth it. They can be used for anything! Here’s a little list of some of my personal favorite jars:
- Classic Mason Jar
- Wide Mouth Jar
- Swing-Top Jar
- Jar with Blue Lid
- Round Jar
- Square Jar
- And, for fun Mason Jar Glasses
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