Friday, October 7, 2011

Refrigerator Pickle Update

Today was the day...we tried the refrigerator pickles I made a couple days ago and they really good! Yay! They're super crispy and tasty! I can't believe how easy they were to make and how well they turned out. It kind of makes me wonder why we ever buy factory made pickles.

I'll definitely do this again. I'll make some changes with the spices though. The spice mix I bought had cloves and that flavor is very noticible. I think the pickles would taste better without it.

An interesting note about the has a bluish tinge to it. I looked it up and that's totally normal. It has something to do with the sulfer in the garlic mixing with the acid in the vinegar. I bet the factory ones add some kind of chemical to keep it from doing that. I'd rather not eat that chemical! Homemade is better!


Lenora said...

perhaps you should hold a taste test for your loyal readers!

Benita said...

Beautiful pickles. I never had a store-bought pickle until I was in college and there is nothing that beats the taste of home-made ones.