Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Tasty Tuesday Recipe ~ Cajun Pickles

I don't know what came over me last week, but I got the notion to try my hand at making pickles. Unlike most of my trial runs in the kitchen, this recipe came out well, and it really didn't take that long. And what's better than having a few jars of spicy pickles in the 'fridge, and a few to give away?

Cajun Quickie Pickles

6 pickling cucumbers (washed and dried)
3 cups icy cold water
1/3 cup white vinegar
1 Tbsp. pickling salt
1 Tbsp. pickling spice
2 tsp. sugar
1 tsp. dill seed
8 large cloves garlic quartered
Cayenne pepper or Tony Cachere's to taste

Cut each cuke into eight spears. Sterilize canning jars, rings and lids.

In a large bowl, mix water, salt, vinegar, spices. Stir until dry ingredients are dissolved well. Bring to a boil.

Put cucumbers in clean jars. Fill jars with hot liquid. Add garlic. Seal and put in fridge for 24 hours before serving. Crunchy, crispy deliciousness! **Makes 4 pints.


Marilyn said...

OMG, they sound and look SO good! Do you have to be a canner to make these? I have never canned anything before and don't know how to seal a jar. Maybe I'll go YouTube it!

Deb Shucka said...

You have cucumbers in February!?!?!? This post made me long for summer and hungry for its flavors.

Donna M. Kohlstrom said...

I'm all puckered up looking at this recipe! Love pickles! Hubby and I have made loads of different kinds and they don't last long.

Marguerite said...

Would love me some spicy Cajun pickles Great recipe, sha! Thanks for sharing!

L.T. Elliot said...

Cajun pickles! Now THAT sounds yummy!

Angie Ledbetter said...

Marilyn, I don't know nuffin 'bout bein' no canner! All I did to sterilize the jars was to boil them in water first. :) Then put the lids on and tighten them up. Quick....easy....yummy!

Deb - We have farmers markets and little outlets called Fresh Pickins all year round here. I bet this recipe would work almost as well with regular cucumbers.

Donna - Lemme know if you (well, not you per se, but your hubby) tries 'em. LOL

Marguerite - Any time sha. I get some great looking recipes over at your place all da time!

They really are L.T. Try it. :D

t i m said...

pickles & myself will probably never be friends, sorry :)

Karen said...

Ooooo, I'm gonna try that one. I love pickles, and cajun, too! :)

Jessica said...

I'm glad they turned out for you! LOL My stepdad tried making pickles when I was a kid. I don't know what went wrong, but something did because he didn't end up with anything too picklish. LOL

JKS said...

My dear Angie, I read this post and all I could think about was the Andy Griffith Show episode where Aunt Bee makes a batch of "kerosene" pickles. I'm glad yours turned out more like Ms. Clara's which took first prize at the fair -- did you go just wild with allspice? :-)

Anita said...

Those sound really good! Thanks for the recipe. Hope you're having a good one.

Debbie said...

You got a whopping big dose of domesticity that day, didn't you? I've never made pickles. I love pickles. Maybe I need to try!

Anonymous said...

This looks good. Until the jars start popping late at night. Have been reading, just not commenting.

~jill said...

fresh pickles.....yummy!!!

Suldog said...

Huh - I always assumed you had to pickle things for a much longer time period. 24 hours? Maybe I'll try to make me some pickles!

Kittie Howard said...

My grandmother used to make these. I haven't been able to can anything with the lids on right...but have decided your recipe looks like crunchy fun Now.

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