Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Canning Week: Pickling Day

It's Pickling Day on our Canning Week Blog Party and today I am using up cucumbers from the garden and making a Hambuger Dill Pickle.  This recipe came straight from the Ball Cook Book, but I have a recipe card for your reference here.
To start, I clean and coin 6 pounds of cucumbers and cut them into 1/4 inch coins. 
I then raw pack the cucumbers into hot sterilized jars.  On the stove I have a pot with 6 T. of canning salt, 4 1/2 cups of water and 4 cups vinegar and I bring this to a boil.

Next I add 2 peppercorns,1/4 tsp. of dill, and 1/4 tsp of ground mustard to each jar. 
I then ladel the boiling water into each jar leaving a 1/4 inch headspace at the top.
Next I check for airbubbles inside each jar.
 Then I wipe down the rim of the jar with a paper towel to ensure there is no debris on the rim that would keep the jar from sealing and then I place a lid on top.
Screw a ring on over the lid tightly and your jar is now ready to be placed in the canner.
Jar lids should be submirged under the water line by about 1/2 inch.
Process jars for 15 minutes in a hot water bath.  Remove and let sit on a towel on your counter to cool.  Jars should start to make a ping sound and that way you know they sealed properly. (Another way to ensure they sealed is long after they have cooled unscrew the ring and pick the jar up by just the lid.  If you can you know your jar sealed.)
Label and date you jars and store in a cool dark place.
Be sure to check out what Jen is pickeling today on her blog, From Mess Hall to Bistro and what give-a-way she has going on.  You can also check out our Facebook Page "from garden plOTT to kitchen pOTT" where you can interact with other canners, ask questions, get tips and more.  And if you are on Pinterest you can check out my Canning Board with a collection of pictures from around the blogsphere.  Also feel free to check out our Canning Linky Party or link up a canning recipe of your own.  You can also vote for which recipe you like best and the winner will receive a Ball Home Discovery Canning Kit.
Now on to the give-a-way!!!  We are so happy to have Tattler Reusable Canning Lids be a sponsor of our party this week as they are giving-a-way 2 dozen of their reusable canning lids to one of our lucky readers.

This post was linked to: Good Cheap Eats, what's cooking wednesday, What I ate Wednesday, GP recipe Round-Up,


Joanne Kennedy said...

I made pickles for the first time this year. Just waiting for the time to pass by so I can try them. I can't wait!

~Holly~ said...

I just completed Pickle Palooza at my house.... 25lbs. of cukes and 5 different recipes! Boy am I pooped!

Miranda said...

I did pickles (and canning) for the first time a couple of weeks ago! Haven't blogged it yet, so I can't link, but I am excited to share and see how they came out!

San Diego said...

NIce blog.It is a different site which i could learn make pickles.I like to make different pickles.But this is a different and so delicious.I will must make it.I can't wait.So much thanks to sharing with us.
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