Well, it is the time of year in Wisconin to tend to the kitchen garden and make a batch of pickles. The one's I make are crock pickles, meant to be eaten 'fresh'. Does anyone have a favorite family recipe that they are willing to share? How about anyone who cans (jars) them and puts them up for the winter?
Auntie Bernie's Crock Pickles
6 c warm water
1/4 c canning salt (or kosher salt)
3 T white vinegar
1 T sugar
2 or 3 cloves garlic, sliced
Combine salt and sugar in warm water, add vinegar. Layer picles and dill in crock or stone bowl.** Pour brine over pickles and add garlic. Cover pickles with a plate aand place a weight on the plate to keep pickles submerged in brine. Place crock with pickles in the basement or other cool place. Pickles are ready in 2 or 3 days (as soon as they change to pale green from the bright green). Take pickles out of crock and store in the refrigerator.
**Note: I don't have a crock so I use one of my enameled canning pots.