5 Ingredients or Fewer

basic pickling

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August 18, 2009
Author Notes

It’s very easy to amplify this basic recipe. Adding garlic, coriander seeds, black pepper corns, and spicy peppers is a great place to start. —abuck

  • Makes any quantity you desire
Ingredients
  • vinegar
  • sugar
  • water
  • ingredient to be pickled
In This Recipe
Directions
  1. First you need to create your pickling liquid. Mix Vinegar, Sugar, and Water at a 2:1:1 ratio in a saucepan.
  2. Decide what you are going to pickle, I used breakfast radishes. Slice them in a way that will allow for easy packing into a jar. Add them to the pan.
  3. Bring the pan up to a simmer while stirring occasionally to make sure the sugar dissolves. One you are at a simmer, take the pan off the heat and allow to cool.
  4. Pack your pickles into a sealable jar, then top with the pickling liquid.
  5. Store in the fridge, over time your pickles will absorb more liquid and they will start to sink to the bottom on the container. Once they sink they are ready to eat.

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