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Best cukes for pickles?

I'm making quick sake pickles (sake, seasoned rice vinegar, red Fresno chile, grated ginger and sesame seeds). In a test batch I used mini seedless cukes, but they got way too soft. Suggestions? Pickling cukes vs. English hothouse cukes?

asked by JulieS over 1 year ago
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added over 1 year ago

My mother always gets Kirby's in NY, but I can't find them here in the suburbs in MA. Whole Foods has hothouse English cukes and sometimes pickling cukes - which don't really look like Kirby's.

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added over 1 year ago

Chef June,
Tell me about the cornichons
Can't seem to find how to make that pickle
Or which cukes to use
I have planted Persian cukes year
Did u process in boiling wTer bath?