Easy Dill Pickles Tips
Can you use other kinds of cucumbers to make this dill pickle recipe?
We recommend using pickling cucumbers, which are readily available in your local grocery store (or grown in your own garden). You could also use Persian and Gherkin cucumbers in this dill pickle recipe. When in season, there will be plenty of cucumber varieties
at your local farmer's market.
Does it make a difference to cut the cucumbers into quarters, halves or slices when making this dill pickle recipe?
Yes and no. It's a matter of preference! However, larger cuts like spears or whole pickles will hold up better over time.
What can you serve with dill pickles?
So many things! (You can also pickle other vegetables
!) Eat them on their own as a snack, on a charcuterie board
with cheese and fruit, alongside a great sandwich or with great grilling recipes you've been wanting to try
How should you store dill pickles?
For best results, store in a cool, dry place. Plan to eat your pickles within 6 months. (They can last up to 1 year, but texture and firmness may be affected.) —Rashanda Cobbins, Taste of Home Food Editor
The processing time listed is for altitudes of 1,000 feet or less. For altitudes up to 3,000 feet, add 5 minutes; 6,000 feet, add 10 minutes; 8,000 feet, add 15 minutes; 10,000 feet, add 20 minutes.
1 each: 4 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 727mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.