Quick Dill Pickle Recipe

quick dill pickle recipe
quick dill pickle recipe

Refrigerator pickles are quick and easy to make, requiring no sterilizing jars or fancy equipment. Once you try these homemade refrigerator pickles, you’ll never go back to store-bought ones. This recipe comes from Joanne Biltekoff, a close friend of my mom’s who has mastered the art of pickling. The best part? These pickles are ready to eat the next day, making them perfect for instant pickle cravings.

ingredients for refrigerator pickles

What You’ll Need To Make Refrigerator Pickles

The key to these pickles is to use Kirby or pickling cucumbers. They might be short, squat, and warty, but they yield wonderfully crisp pickles. Avoid substituting with other types of cucumbers, as they may result in soggy pickles.

Step-By-Step Instructions

  1. Start by preparing the brine. In a small saucepan, combine vinegar, salt, and sugar. Heat and stir until the salt and sugar dissolve completely. Whisk in cold water and let it chill.

brine for refrigerator pickles

  1. Stuff the cucumbers into two 1-quart jars. Divide the coriander and mustard seeds, garlic, red pepper flakes, and dill sprigs evenly between the jars.

adding cucumbers and spices to jars

  1. Pour the chilled brine over the cucumbers.

adding brine to cucumbers

  1. Cover the jars and refrigerate for approximately 24 hours. After that, they’re ready to serve. These pickles can be kept in the fridge for up to one month.

Quick and Easy Refrigerator Pickles

These pickles will disappear quickly, and you’ll likely receive requests for more. The good news is that you don’t have to start from scratch each time. You can reuse the pickle brine for another batch or two of pickles!

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Q: Can I use other types of cucumbers for this recipe?
A: It’s best to stick to Kirby or pickling cucumbers as they have the ideal texture for crispy pickles. Other cucumbers may result in soggy pickles.

Q: How long do these refrigerator pickles last in the fridge?
A: These pickles can be kept in the refrigerator for up to one month. However, they are so delicious that they often disappear much sooner!

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