Recipes on weekends - salted cucumbers
• The recipes on weekends - salted cucumbers
Another is the summer dish - salted cucumbers. Beginning of the season, prepare at least every day! And with good potatoes, and salads of summer, and just pohrumkat. No wonder our bodies are so fond of - they help us to fluid and electrolyte balance is maintained in the heat.
Preparing an incredibly easy! Out, even if you are preparing them for the first time. Options - hundreds. I offer recipes of our family, proven over the years.
We will need to 3-liter jar:
- Cucumbers (ground short) - about 2 kg
- Garlic - cloves 12
- The stems of dill - 4 pcs.
- Leaves of cherry - 10 pcs.
- Black pepper - 20 pcs.
- Sweet pepper - 7-8 pcs.
- Salt - one and a half tablespoons
- horseradish leaves - 2-3 pieces. (But I did not have them at hand, unfortunately)
A few words about salt. Need is the same, rude, which is difficult to shake out of the salt shaker, but which are so fond of our mothers and grandmothers put in preparations for the winter. If another salt is used, it is best to first put the spoon, so as not to overdo.
My cucumbers and parallel to their sort. Those that are larger - one way, smaller - in another.
Bring to a boil about half a liter of water, dissolve the salt in it, add almost all the peppers, setting aside a few pieces
At the bottom of wide-mouth jars spread stalk another dill, 3-4 cherry leaf several garlic cloves and the remaining peppercorns
First, a bank of vertically locate bigger cucumbers. They should be closely pressed against each other. Then between them to squeeze a few stalks of dill, half the remaining garlic and cherry leaves.
Then remember your favorite childhood game of "Tetris": horizontal try to cram small cucumbers, so much so that they fit snugly together. Place on top of the remains of spices.
Now we will decide how quickly we want to eat cucumbers. If you already have the next night, then pour the hot brine. He should fill the jar to the brim (top up with water from the kettle if the brine is not enough). If you are willing to wait a couple of days, then cool the brine. But cucumbers in any case will be crispy!
Close the lid and put in a dark place. We are waiting, with ...
Trying to readiness as possible when the brine begins to thicken.
Bon appetit! I would be grateful, if you share your family recipes pickled cucumbers.
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