January 21st, 2020

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Day 10/183: Pickling news and Some 366 meme questions


In pickling news, I have made my first attempt at gherkins/American pickles. My recipe* involved the following:

  • Tiny cucumbers, sliced
  • Garlic granules
  • Two bay leaves
  • Enough coarse sea salt to form a thick layer on the bottom of the jar
  • Tablespoon of peppercorns
  • Water
  • Fermenting jar (1.4 litres)
  • Time (1 week)

I tried them after seven days and they weren’t quite right, so I dumped in more salt and waited three more days. They taste almost exactly like the gherkins you would buy from the supermarket, even without the mustard seeds, but I feel as if something else is missing. Could it be sugar? If you have a favourite gherkin/American pickle recipe, please share it in the comments.

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* recipe does not contain any actual merkin. Please do not google with tea in your mouth.

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