The Perfect Dill Pickle Recipe – And The Secret To Crisp Pickles!

I’m going to try adding a half a grape leaf the next time I make pickles. Saw this great post from Old World Garden Farms. Good information!

Old World Garden Farms

What is it about a dill pickle that everyone loves? Of course there is the anticipation of the pleasant tangy flavor that makes you salivate before even taking the first bite, but there is something even more important – the audible crunch of the perfect crispy pickle! We love our tried and true dill pickle recipe below, but it wouldn’t be the same if it wasn’t crispy.

No one wants to open a jar and bite into a soft and mushy pickle – even if the flavor is outstanding.  So why is it so difficult to get a pickle to become crunchy?  There are several reasons.

Fresh pickling cucumbers ready to be processed into pickles. Fresh pickling cucumbers ready to be processed into pickles.

The most important way to avoid mushy pickles is to use fresh picked, pickling cucumbers.  Some people don’t realize that standard garden salad cucumbers are not ideal for making pickles. Those cucumbers tend to be larger…

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