Monday, August 9, 2010

Easy Refrigerator Pickles

As it is the height of summer here, Matt and I have been eating a lot of these:

Matt and I love cucumbers in most forms, and these simple "flash pickles" (my friend Rosa's term) are a nice tangy variation.  I don't like the flavor or consistency of store bought pickles at all, but these just taste fresh. They're so easy it's ridiculous. You just peel and slice as many cucumbers as you want (this jar is two good sized cukes), and put them in a jar. I add about one part vinegar (I like rice vinegar or cider vinegar best) and three parts water, and a pinch of salt. Put a lid on and shake them a little, then chill in the fridge. If you want to make them "to go," just throw in a couple ice cubes and take them with you. I'm not sure how long they keep, as we tend to eat them within a couple days. If they last more than a day, I usually pour out the water/vinegar mixture and refill with just water, or I find the pickles get a little sour for me. For a variation, add thinly sliced sweet onions to the jar.

It's hard to believe there was a time when I didn't like cucumbers...

1 comment:

Karen Sue said...

Yum !! I'm eating 1 jar by myself and have another ready to go!! Thanks!