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Pickled Baby Cucumbers

June 10, 2010
3 Ratings
  • Serves About 4 Quarts
Author Notes

I get tired of the same old "taste" when it comes to most pickles. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE them. But from time to time I like to mix it up and taste something a little different from the heat-processed pickles in the store. These are simple, tart, and put a little "zing" in your step - and in your mouth! And they are crazy-crunchy! - vivisue —vivisue

Test Kitchen Notes

This recipe is great -- very simple and quick to make. I cut it down to 3 cucumbers since I didn't think anyone else in my house would eat them. Boy was I wrong! My husband, who hates cucumbers, loved these! He loved the spices & the tartness from the cider vinegar. They became surprisingly pickle-like for such a short curing time. I will definitely be making these again and will be taking them to our library's next recipe round-up. - summar ann
—The Editors

What You'll Need
  • 12 Baby Cucumbers, washed and sliced about 1/4" thick
  • 1 tablespoon Garlic Salt
  • 2 teaspoons Red Pepper Flakes
  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  1. In a large resealable container combine cucumbers, garlic salt, and red pepper flakes.
  2. Cover cucumbers with apple cider vinegar. Place lid on container.
  3. Refrigerate overnight.
  4. These babies will stay crispy crunchy for days in your refrigerator - but I'll bet they don't last that long! Want to really go crazy, add a sliced small onion. YUM!
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4 Reviews

Boomdog02 December 26, 2014
could you use a traditional hot vinegar brine?
vivisue December 26, 2014
I'm not sure, I have never tried that. I would think that the heat from the brine - if added to the cukes while hot - would cause the cucumbers to lose their crispiness.
vivisue July 28, 2011
Spork, thanks so much! Yes, some sugar would be a lovely addition. My husband loves bread and butter pickles so I just may give that a go next time. Just finished off a batch myself . . . well, me and my two girls. So glad you enjoyed them.
Spork July 27, 2011
delicious! might add a bit of sugar next time and maybe peel some stripes in them for decoration, will be fun to play with, thanks for submitting this recipe :)