July 19th, 2017

Homemade Half Sour Pickles

When I was 18, I spent the summer working at the Human Genome Center at MIT in One Kendall Sq. Sammy was a NY style deli in the basement level where a faux hipster dive bar is now (I'm looking at you, State Park). They had barrels of complimentary half-sour pickles and there were days that I would just have pickles and potato chips for lunch.

I honestly can't believe I've never tried making them before. I think it's because there's always the danger of botulism if you can or jar wrong. But, guess what? These are fresh refrigerator pickles, so there's no threat of death! It's super easy and it took 5 days to get perfectly crisp, snappy, garlicky pickles. We had them last night with burgers (and chips, of course). I bought more cucumbers to start a new batch already.

The following recipe is from The Midnight Baker


Sorry, the picture is not that exciting. I forgot to take one last night, so this is from lunch today.

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