Thursday, June 23, 2011

The Pickle Pot

I discovered this Pickle Pot over at Miz Helen's Country Cottage. I made it last Friday. It has to sit in the refrigerator for 2 weeks before eating. I am having a family picnic on July 3rd to introduce the newest member of our family. My sister Kendra is flying in from North Carolina with my niece Jill and her baby son Haden. The family is so excited to meet little Haden. The Pickle Pot will go great with my picnic.

Start with a bed of onion and sprinkle with salt.

Add a layer of cucumbers and sprinkle with salt.
Add the pickle spice.
Repeat the layers. Add onion with a sprinkle of salt.
Add cucumber with a sprinkle of salt.
Add vinegar and water. Cover containers and refrigerate. I made two containers. Wait two weeks, then enjoy:)

The Pickle Pot
1 quart glass container
1 yellow onion sliced, (I used vandilia)
3 cloves garlic
3 cups cucumber slices
2 teaspoons salt
2 tablespoons pickling spice
white vinegar to cover onions and pickles
water to add to vinegar
In a clean glass container begin to layer with sliced onions, then sliced cucumbers. Sprinkle the top with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1 pod of garlic. repeat the layer and add 1 tablespoon of the pickling spice. Repeat the layer again ending with the last tablespoon of pickling spice and the remainder of the salt. Fill the container 3/4 of the way full with vinegar and 1/4 with water until the cucumbers and onions are completely covered. Seal the jar tightly and shake up and down to distribute the seasonings. Place in the refrigerator for 2 weeks before serving, (if you can wait that long). As the Pickle Pot empties just add more cucumbers and onions and your Pickle Pot is always full all summer long.

I can't wait to try them.....thanks Miz Helen for this great recipe. Stop over at Miz Helen's Country Cottage for "Full Plate Thursday".

I'll be joining Michael Lee West over at "Designs by Gollum", she is hosting this weeks Foodie Friday Event:)


Haden News said...

Judy, I can't wait to have one of your pickles!! I have to get busy and make some myself -- Jerry is still crazy for pickles!! :) We are looking forward to our visit, can't wait for you to meet Haden, a proud Grandmother can say--He Is the most adorable baby ever!!!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

I just finished a post on this too-how funny! I'll never make it two weeks, I've already been poking around. You did a MUCH better job of following directions than I did-enjoy:@)

Anonymous said...

I am definitely going to try this.

LDH said...

I would like to make these pickles too. Thank you for posting this recipe :)

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Thanks!Nice recipe to have now that cucumbers are plentiful! I love when they stay crunchy like this when pickled.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

My mother used to make refrigerator pickles. These remind me of hers. I'd love to try these!

Anonymous said...

I've never done any canning. So I'm very impressed with your ability.

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

How beautiful. These would make a lovely hostess gift. When I read that you were visiting your sister in NC I had a hunch who it was. Seeing the first comment, I was correct. Have fun and I know you'll eat well.

Happy Foodie Friday.

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

saw this over at Happier Than a Pig this morning and loved it...

i have to make this over the summer.....

happy to see you at Farmhouse Kitchen and Happy to follow


Amy said...

Yum...I love pickles and this sounds like a delicious combination. I better find a large jar to make some soon!


girlichef said...

OH, I love refrigerator pickles. These will make a great addition to your get together =)

Miz Helen said...

I am so excited that you are enjoying your Pickle Pot and I hope it is a great hit with your party. I am honored that you are trying it.Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and I look forward to seeing you again real soon. Hope you have a great week end!
Miz Helen

Nicole Feliciano said...

I found you from the Friday Foodie linky, my post this week is about pickles too! I hope you can swing by Momtrends and link up this great idea. We do a recipe linky called Friday Food:

Pattie T. said...

I am growing cucumbers this year solely for the purpose of making pickles, well, pickles and chilled cucumber soup. Yours look so delicious, I'll bet you can't wait to dig in.

Bumpkin Bears said...

Now that looks pretty yummy! Have a wonderful time meeting the newest member of your family :) So glad to have come across your lovely blog. Have a happy weekend, Catherine x

Jolene - EverydayFoodie said...

Homemade pickles RULE!!!!!

Jay said...

wow...those look sensational..well done..;)
Tasty Appetite

Jacqueline said...

I am going to have to try this. Such a long time to wait though! It is just gorgeous in the jars.