Have you ever made pickles at home? You should -- it couldn't be easier. Today, we're slicing cucumbers into chips (this is a great shape to use with sandwiches, but you can cut them however you like) and pickling them in a vinegar brine. These tangy vegetables will be ready to eat after a few hours and will last in your fridge for the rest of the summer. Make them today and enjoy!
3 cups white vinegar
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 teaspoons coarse salt
1/2 teaspoon mustard seed
1/2 teaspoon celery seed
2 to 4 small red chiles (optional)
1/8 teaspoon ground turmeric
1 1/2 cups fresh dill fronds (about 1 bunch)
1. In a medium saucepan, combine white vinegar, sugar, salt, mustard seed, celery seed, red chiles (optional), and ground turmeric. Bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve sugar. Arrange prepared vegetables and dill fronds in one or more jars. Pour hot brine into jar to completely cover vegetables and seal jar. Refrigerate until cool, about 2 hours (or up to 1 week).
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