What the Dilly-yo??

Pickles that is.  I planted 14 cucumber plants this year and not by choice mind you!  Don’t get me wrong, I love fresh cucumber, basil, and tomato salads during those dog days of summer… but 14 cucumber plants are a bit much!  I, however, was forced to plant them.  If I did not give in to their demands, I would not be able to see my niece!  Look at that face, how could I say no???


I made these dill pickles last year for my brother for his birthday; I had no idea how great of a success they would be!  I was literally cornered and aggressivly begged to make them again this year.  So, I’ve happily obliged.

Danielle’s Refrigerator Dill Pickles – makes 1 gallon

1/4 cup dill seed

1/4 cup whole peppercorns

6-12 cloves of garlic, depending on personal taste

LOTS of cumbers

6 cups water

3 cups white vinegar

1/2 cup pickling salt

Wash cucumbers and soak 12-24 hours in cold water.  I use the crisping drawer in my fridge to hold them all!

Drain cukes; combine water, vinegar, and salt.  Bring to a boil.  Place dill, garlic, and peppercorns in your jar and add cucumbers.

Fill with hot vinegar mixture and refrigerate for a week.  The longer you let them sit the better they get!!!

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8 Comments

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8 responses to “What the Dilly-yo??

  1. How many cucumbers do you normally use? i found a couple more hiding under a leaf…now i'm wondering if i have enough to try making pickles.

  2. I'm actually not sure how many I use. I am making more tonight so I will let you know. I usually have so many that I just toss a bunch, like 10 or so, in the drawer to soak.

  3. I'm on a fridge pickle recipe quest and am glad I stumbled upon yours!So, you pour the hot liquid right over the cukes? No need to let it cool first?Looking forward to trying. Thanks, and cheers!

  4. Anna, yes, pour the hot liquid over the pickles. I then let the jars cool a bit before placing them into the fridge. You will LOVE these pickles. They are EPIC amoung my brother and his friends. (their words, not mine) Enjoy!

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  7. Tina

    How long can you let these in the refrigerator?

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