All questions

Jars for "quick pickling"

Do I really need to use canning jars to quick pickle things? Or, can I just reuse jars like spaghetti sauce jars, salsa jars, etc...? I just want to quick pickle green beans, okra, asparagus, etc... The jars will be refrigerated.

asked by CaryNC almost 3 years ago
3 answers 1056 views
397bc6d3-46e8-4d02-8a39-ce4a087eb481--2015-0609_amanda-portrait-135
Amanda Hesser

Amanda is a co-founder of Food52.

added almost 3 years ago

If you're sealing them to store in the pantry, yes you need jars that can seal.

23b88974-7a89-4ef5-a567-d442bb75da04--avatar
added almost 3 years ago

Thanks Amanda I clarified my post to explain that I am doing a quick pickle and they will be stored in the fridge.

Bac35f8c-0352-46fe-95e3-57de4b652617--p1291120
added almost 3 years ago

If it is a quick pickle, stored in fridge, never intended to be shelf-stable, then you can use any container you want. Glass is best simply because it is less likely to release unpleasant flavors like plastic may, but plastic is okay too.