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Old 04-24-2007, 03:13 AM   #1
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Default Let's talk pickles...(and Canning)

I'm a big Alton Brown fan despite his homebrew episode faux pas. I've now tried three of his pickle recipes, and I think they're fantastic! We keep at least one variety of homemade pickles on hand almost all the time. Who else pickles at home? What do you pickle? What are your recipes?

Here are links to the recipes I've tried:
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Kinda Sorta Sours
Firecrackers (spicy pickled carrots)

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Old 04-24-2007, 03:14 AM   #2
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Dude's in with his pickled eggs in three... two... one...

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Dude's in with his pickled eggs in three... two... one...
That thread is what inspired this one. I hate pickled eggs but generally love pickled vegetables...figured I'd start a conversation about them.
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I've never pickled anything but the eggs. I'm not a huge fan of pickles--I pick them off my burgers even.

I'd love to experiment and pickle some odd stuff though.

I didn't realize that pickling was so easy though...I had memories of my dad canning vegetables and it seemed like an involved affair.

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I didn't realize that pickling was so easy though...I had memories of my dad canning vegetables and it seemed like an involved affair.
Canning veggies is involved because you're not adding preservatives, so you need a sterile environment (usually gained by "processing," or boiling, the jars).

Pickling (at least with the recipes I've used so far) is easy because there isn't much that will live in a salty, acidic environment. Plus, you're adding boiling brine to the jars, so the heat should take care of any nasties that are there to begin with.
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I want to try and make "mixed pickle". I have the mason jars, just haven't tried yet.

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It seems like where we live, everybody pickles everything. I love pickled northern pike (one 24 inch pike is enough for one quart), and pickled beets. My friend pickles zucchini and makes bread and butter pickles out of them. She also pickles just about everything else in her garden- yellow squash slices, onion, green peppers, etc. She makes something called "piccadilly" which seems to be every thing that was left in her garden in the fall.

If anyone is dying to have a good pickled fish recipe, I can dig it up.

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Clausen Kosher Dills. No need to go any further, they're the perfect pickle.

And the pickles on White Castle sliders.

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I hot pickle carrots and green beans, but that's about it.

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It seems like where we live, everybody pickles everything. I love pickled northern pike (one 24 inch pike is enough for one quart), and pickled beets. My friend pickles zucchini and makes bread and butter pickles out of them. She also pickles just about everything else in her garden- yellow squash slices, onion, green peppers, etc. She makes something called "piccadilly" which seems to be every thing that was left in her garden in the fall.

If anyone is dying to have a good pickled fish recipe, I can dig it up.
OH HELL YEAH!!

Please, dig it up. That sounds amazing.

I assume it isn't cooked at all beforehand...the acids do that, right?
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