Pickled Cucumber, make your own as it’s way tastier than store-bought.
Pickled cucumber is a cucumber that has been pickled in a brine, vinegar, or other solution and left to ferment for a period of time, by either immersing the cucumbers in an acidic solution or through souring by lacto-fermentation. Pickled cucumbers are often part of mixed pickles.
- 1 kg of green and fresh pickle cucumbers
- 2 bay leaves
- 3 fresh peeled garlic cloves (optional)
- 1 small piece of horseradish roots (optional)
- 1 Liter of water
- 4 -5 dill flowers
- 5 tsp Sea salt
- ½ tsp pepper (optional)
- Fresh Grapes leaves if available or fresh cherry leaves (optional)
- Give a good wash to the cucumbers.
- Put the peeled garlic, bay leaves, small piece of horseradish roots, and fresh grape or cherry leaves in a cleaned bowl.
- Meanwhile, combine the water, pepper, salt, and bay leaves (hot pickling solution) in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil.
- Put the cucumbers in a bowl and add the dill flowers.
- Then add the boiled pickling solution to the bowl; it should completely cover all cucumbers.
- Cover it carefully and place it at room temperature for 2-4 weeks before serving (depending on the room temperature and how acidity you prefer).
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Amount Per Serving Calories 30Total Fat 1gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 3297mgCarbohydrates 7gFiber 2gSugar 3gProtein 1g
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