Now that I can grow some stuff and the bounty that is the Erie street market, I'm anxious to make some home made pickles.
Anyone have any Toledo hometown recipes they'd be willing to share? I really love Tony packo's pickles, and dill, bread and butter, and sweet gherkins so really I'm game for any recipe.
Granted there are a myriad of free recipes online, which I can use as a backup. I'd be happy to see what you all like if any.
Thanks for your time
Here is my thread from last year.
Most of my pickling came out good, but not great.
The dill green beans were my favorite and my pickles were good. My pickled cherry tomatoes tasted good, but they were too mushy, I was hoping they’d keep their “pop”. I still have a couple jars of sweet hots left as I’m the only one who eats them and I picked up a ½ gallon jar of Famous Dave’s at Costco.
I’m glad I tried pickling, but I don’t see myself going gang busters again this year.
Just a tip if you don't want to make your own pickling juice: just reuse the juice that is leftover from your favorite brand of pickles.
I love a certain brand of pickles made in Detroit and New York, but the brand is fairly expensive. I just reuse the juice. I can get 3-5 more batches from one jar.
I do that with yellow peppers.
I would take the time to use either filtered or bottled water when you make your pickles. In the heat of summer, I can usually taste the algae bloom a day or so before they add extra chlorine to the system -- and then I can taste the chlorine.