Monday, November 26, 2012

Pickles, Please!

It is no secret that the Duggars love pickles. Some even prefer pickles over candy. What is your all-time favorite food? Maybe it's pickles, or maybe you prefer a bar of melt-in-your-mouth chocolate (that's our favorite!)

And if you're interested, give Jason Duggar's homemade pickle recipe a try. He uses cucumbers from the garden that he planted himself.

Jason's Quick Pickles

Ingredients:
4 cups white vinegar
2 cups water
8 teaspoons salt
8 teaspoons pickling spice (optional)
4 large cucumber, cut into 1/4-inch slices

Directions:
1. Combine white vinegar, water, salt, and pickling spice in a small saucepan. Heat to a boil.
2. Place cucumbers in a clean, dry glass container just large enough to hold all the slices.
3. Pour boiling brine (mixture created in step 1) over cucumber slices to cover completely. If all cucumbers are not submerged, add cold water to cover.
4. Cover; refrigerate at least 1 hour.

Makes: 2 quarts

Duggars' Notes:
Pickles will keep for about 10 days (but around our house we can usually eat them in less than 10 minutes!).
You can combine these same ingredients, and rather than boil, just let it sit for a few days. You will get pickles either way, but by boiling you will have your pickles in just a few hours.

34 comments:

  1. Am like the duggars i prefer pickles
    over candy !!!

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  2. I like candy better then pickles

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  3. I love bread over candy!!!

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  4. I love pickles and candy!!!!!!!!!

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  5. we dont like pickles in our household!! but my husband and i would eat cucumbers in cold salad.

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  6. dill pickles are good but so is candy I love yogurt esp Greek yogurt and ice cream or cookies. Candy is overrated to me its to sugary I am more into baked good or ice cream or dill pickles and cheese!

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  7. I love dill pickles I can eat a wgole jar by my self in like a day

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  8. Can I get the sodium and nutrition info on this?

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  9. Hmmmm.. . Have you all ever tried some no bake cookies?? They're delicious!! :)

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  10. Please, please don't make this if you have high blood pressure. The sodium is OFF THE CHART.

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  11. @AnonymousJust remember that this is also a HUGE batch, and most people do not eat tons of pickles at a time. All pickles are pretty salty...it's how they're preserved.

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  12. Yeah this sounds so good my mouth is watering.
    Doyou guys think so too?

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  13. I love pickles and sometimes I did this in a little package of koolaid grape Kool Aid very sour

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  14. Are there different kinds of pickling spices? I want a kosher dill like a Clausen Dill that would be crunchy, not like one that is soft and limp ~ I hope someone has this answer ~

    Thanks
    Karen Hobbs

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  15. what about sweet or sweet ginger pickles? what is the recipe for those kinds? My family likes both, but prefers the sweet ones. We also like sweet ginger pickles too. We buy those pickles that have cauliflower, onions, cucumbers, peppers, carrots, and such in them. THey taste good. BUt I would love to make them and save money.

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    1. Doubt you could make it cheaper than you could buy it.

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  16. I love pickles,(espcially dill pickles on my burger) Its delicious!!

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  17. I like pickles!

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  18. Just curious.. When you bring the mixture to a boil do you make the jar hot too! Or do you wait until the mixture is some what cool before pooring it on to the cucumbers!

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  19. I love this recipe so much!! My family loves sweet pickles too. Is there any want to make this a sweet pickle recipe also? Thanks! God Bless!! --Kara

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  20. I just tried this recipe with Green tomatoes... hope they come out good!

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  21. Making these right now!:)

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  22. Salt isn't bad for you, that's a myth. It's too many carbohydrates that are bad for you. You need a certain amount of sodium in the blood.

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  23. @Anonymous

    Please share your recipe for these. sounds intriguing and fun!

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  24. Yum, I LOVE pickles. Thanks for the awesome recipe, Jason Duggar!

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  25. Does this recipe make the pickles soft and soggy ? Or are they crunchy ?

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  26. Does this recipe make the pickles soft and soggy ? Or are they crunchy ?

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  27. My pickles would have to have 'dill and garlic'...lots of garlic :)

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  28. If you make fermented dill pickles they last months in the fridge since they contain live active cultures. Sea salt, water, dill, garlic, cucumbers and about a week's time and you have delicious dill pickles with live active cultures. Google fermented dill pickles for recipes. This is how dill pickles were made before vinegar. Healthier for the gut.

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  29. Does this recipe make the pickles soft and soggy ? Or are they crunchy ?!?!?!

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  30. I love pickles also

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