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What was this pickled vegetable which I was served at a middle eastern restaurant?

I was eating at an Iranian/Persian restaurant and they brought a bowl of pickles to the table. Among them was the usual wild cucumber, green tomato, pink turnip, etc. but there were also several ...
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Why do home-made pickles float in the jar, but commercial pickles don't?

I make a lot of home-made pickles; mostly pickled onions/shallots/cucumbers. I use a cold process and I don't pre-brine. I notice all of my pickles always end up floating to the top of the jars, even ...
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What stops my pickles from turning into alcohol?

Just trying to learn the difference between lactic fermentation and alcoholic fermentation.. I'm a bit confused - is the only thing stopping my pickles from becoming an alcoholic beverage is the salt? ...
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Are capers a substitute for pickles in a tartar sauce?

Would capers work in place of the usual pickles in tartar sauce? I'm mostly curious and it might help other people who want to try this as well! I figure that it would add a tangy kind of aftertaste.
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Vinegar choice for pickling

I just tried my first batch of vinegar pickles and chose what is supposedly a high-quality, accurately diluted apple cider vinegar with an acidity of 5%. I followed a very basic recipe which called to ...
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Can I ferment pickles in the tropics?

I live in the tropics where the temperature mostly ranges from 28 to 33 degrees Celsius (82 to 91 Fahrenheit) or higher. I want to try my hand at fermented pickles but most sources seem to claim ...
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Bread and butter pickles without mustard seed

I would like to make bread and butter pickles. I already have the sliced cucumbers, onion, and salt sitting in the fridge! However, my son is allergic to all forms of mustard. Can I simply leave the ...
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Can you cut cucumbers when you make them in brine?

I'm trying to make Polish style cucumbers in brine (ogórki kiszone) but my jars are too small to fit cucumbers I can get in the supermarket. Can I just cut them or the lack of skin will change the ...
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Home made pickled peppers without sodium - botulism risk?

I found a recipe for fresh homemade pickled peppers. I went ahead and made it today but now I'm freaking out about whether or not I'm going to be able to eat it because of botulism. It's a no sodium ...
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How to store a 5 gallon bucket of pickle slices?

A family member just gave us a 5 gallon bucket of kosher hamburger dill slices (for frying). I moved the shelves and shifted everything around, and found room for it. The shelves are tempered glass, ...
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Substitute for Cornichons

I know that cornichons are a type of pickled gherkin. None of the grocery stores in my area carry them. Would the best substitute be miniature dill pickles, miniature sweet pickles, or something ...
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How to know when pickles are pickled correctly

I've made a small batch of pickled Japanese Turnip (the small white ones) based on this recipe. 1 cup vinegar, such as white, apple cider, or rice 1 cup water 1 tablespoon kosher salt or 2 teaspoons ...
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Making pickles using dill weed: ideas for containing the particles?

I had to substitute dried dill weed for dill seed in a recent batch of refrigerator pickles because I'd run out of the latter. They came out fine and I like the slightly different flavor. However I ...
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Can I pickle and brine without salt?

I have to reduce my sodium intake. I love kosher dill pickles. I'd like to make my own with less or no sodium. So in researching, I see references to using saltpeter in place of salt sometimes. It is ...
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I wish to do pickled onions but am unable to get Brown vinegar only Apple Cider Vinegar

I am unable to get Brown vinegar, so is it ok to use Apple Cider Vinegar
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Problem storing Kosher Dill pickles

I have been putting up Kirby cucumbers following Grandma's recipe for over 30 years using just 1 tablespoon of kosher salt, garlic, spices, dill, alum and water (NO VINEGAR). I'm using dishwasher-...
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Is there any danger slicing pickles hours before frying them?

I am frying pickles later tonight, and I would like to pre-cut all my slices to fry. Is there any reason I shouldn't cut them then put them back in the jar for later?
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What's a POLISH dill pickle" [duplicate]

I'm 81 and have not been living in a cave all my life, BUT I had never heard of a "Polish dill pickle" until today. So, let me now ask, What's the difference between a dill pickle and a Polish dill ...
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Fermenting pickles

I'm new on pickles fermentation without vinager, last week I put three jars with different recipes I found over internet and it said to leave it outside the refrigerator for one up to four weeks and ...
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vinegar pickles safety

I recently made a large batch of mixed vegetable pickles (cucumber, onion, carrot, peppers, cauliflower, garlic) with a brine of 1 cup white vinegar to 3 cups water and 1/4 cup salt. I used a clean, ...
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Will 3 Month Pickles (now 4 Months) be ok to finish?

I have worked up some 3 Month Pickles. I have 4- one gallon jars. I was getting ready to finish them up tonight so I can refrigerate them. I just realized they have been sitting 4 months instead of 3. ...