Are you a pickle fan? Well….I am too! Every summer I plant too many pickling cucumbers and quickly become overrun by them. This is my first attempt at these super simple knock-off Claussen-style dill pickles. And when I say super-simple…I mean it!!!
Small Batch Claussen Knock-Off Pickles
Prepare your storage container, either a large gallon sized glass jar or wide-mouth canning jars will suffice.
Wash cucumbers gently to not bruise or scratch the skin.
Trim off both ends of the cucumbers and slice into spears, quarters or rounds. Place them into your jar(s) and layer the dill heads or seed, garlic cloves and sliced cucumbers.
In a separate pitcher or bowl, stir together the remaining ingredients until the salt is dissolved.
Pour the brine over the cucumbers until they are fully submerged.
Fix your lid onto your jar or container and place in the refrigerator for up to six months.
If at any point you see that a "fuzz" or "foam" has developed over the top of the brine or on any cucumbers, use a spoon and remove it.