I've been wanting to pickle for a long time. I mean, what a concept. Place vegetable into a vinegar substance, and it transforms into something completely different. Just brilliant. I have to admit, that I only recently (I'm talking last 2 years here) had the realization that the common pickle was actually a cucumber. But we all gotta learn sometime.
So, after all this pickle excitement, I decided to try it out for myself with cucumbers and radishes.
Chop up your vegetables (or not!), and place them in a jar with black peppercorns and dill.
Combine 1 cup water, 1 cup white vinegar, 2 teaspoons salt and 1 tablespoon sugar. (You can alter the amount of sugar in your vinegar mixture to taste, this recipe makes the pickles a little sweeter.) Stir to dissolve. Pour into your jar.
Seal and refrigerate - the longer, the more pickled your veggies get.
These particular jars were refrigerated for 5 days, and came out perfectly pickled and crunchy.
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