HOW TO MAKE REFRIGERATOR PICKLES THE EASY WAY
Summer is such a bountiful time of year. If you don’t have a garden bursting with veggies, then your neighbor surely does. Of course, they probably want to share with you because a good gardener seems to always have an abundance that they can’t seem to use up on their own. Use those veggies to make my refrigerator pickle recipe!
This refrigerator pickle recipe is super simple and super fast too. Why does it need to be fast? Well, besides Summer being a busy time of year mowing, grilling, playing in the pool and so on, it is also hotter than Hades out! Of course that is the catch twenty-two of bountiful Summer harvests though, isn’t it? The great weather is the reason for your greatly performing garden. However, because of the heat, nobody wants to be slaving in a hot kitchen canning pickles.
This recipe requires only your refrigerator to “pickle” the cucumbers. No heat necessary. Hallelujah!
Read on to find out how to make a batch of these tasty pickles super quick.
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WHY REFRIGERATOR PICKLES?
This refrigerator pickle recipe is super easy and super tasty! The pickles are an interesting combination of both tangy and sweet. The vinegar makes them zingy, while the sugar in the recipe sweetens them up just the right amount. They come out nice and crunchy too instead of limp like most other pickles.
The recipe is so easy to make because the ingredient list is so small. You literally need only four ingredients and one of those are optional (onion).
My Dad loves to garden, so every year he has plenty of extra veggies to hand out to family and friends. I use the cucumbers he gives us to make batches of these.
There isn’t really any limit on the batch size either. It really just depends on how big of a container you have or how many containers you have to fill. This recipe easily doubles, triples, or quadruples if need be.
HOW DO I EAT REFRIGERATOR PICKLES?
You can put your pickles on hamburgers and sandwiches, or as a side with any number of meals. My pickle addicted daughter likes to eat them straight from the container and in large quantities. I don’t know if that is exactly healthy but she’s thirteen, so I pick my battles and count my blessings that it’s pickles and not candy.
Luckily, it’s quick and easy to whip up a new batch and replace the containers she devours regularly.
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HOW LONG WILL MY PICKLES STAY FRESH?
If you don’t go through pickles very fast, you are in luck, because they will keep in your refrigerator for up to 3 months. Once you try these though, I’m sure you and your family will be addicted too. It’s not likely that they will last anywhere near 3 months in your refrigerator anyway!
TIP: If you find yourself with an abundance of cucumbers and there are more than your family can eat, this recipe could easily and inexpensively be used to make multiple containers to give away to neighbors or family members at your next gathering. Just buy some disposable Ziplock containers and fill them up!
REFRIGERATOR PICKLE RECIPE
The Easiest Refrigerator Pickle Recipe You Need To Try!
- 7 Cups Cucumber – washed & sliced
- 1 Cup White Vinegar
- 2 Cups Granulated Sugar
- 1 large Onion
- 4 Quart Storage Container w/ lid
Mix the sugar and vinegar in your 4-quart container until sugar is completely dissolved.
Add sliced cucumber and onions. Toss slightly to coat pickles.
Seal with lid and let “pickle” in refrigerator for 24 hours.
Keep refrigerated. Keeps for up to 3 months. Enjoy!
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So, what do you think? Are you going to give these super easy pickles a shot and try them out? Let me know if you do. I am dying to know what everyone thinks of them. Drop me a line in the comments below if you loved these pickles as much as my family and I do.
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