I went to Costco last week and couldn’t resist picking up a bag of little cucumbers. They are called “Cute Cucumbers” and are perfectly named 🙂
Since I couldn’t eat them all within a week, I decided to make pickles! I cleaned out an empty pickle jar and lined up a bunch of the little cucumbers. I then tucked in some fresh dill from the garden along with a couple of peeled whole garlic cloves.
Next, in a saucepan I added about 2 cups of white vinegar, a pinch of kosher salt, a teaspoon of sugar, whole blackpeppercorns, and a pinch of mustard seed. Bring to a boil and stir until the sugar and salt dissolved. Then let brine cool slightly and then pour into pickle jar. Seal up and put in the frig.
In a few days they will be crunchy and yummy. They will last in the frig for several weeks so a terrific way to use up leftover cucumbers.
So if your garden is full of cucumbers and you are looking for ideas – just make some refrigerator pickles! If your cucumbers are large you could just slice them and have pickle chips.
Click the picture for a close up and get creative with your cukes!!