The Ultimate Classic Kosher Dill Pickle Recipe

I remember as a child dipping my fingers into a 10 gallon stoneware crown crock to get my little fingers on the very best dill pickle from my grandmother's antique crock (what I wouldn't give to have that crock today). I would barely finish that dill pickle before my fingers were once again diving for another and yet another until I would be shooed away.

The Ultimate Classic Kosher Dill Pickle Recipe

I wanted to taste that goodness again so I decided to make some Homemade Classic Dill Pickles with my kiddos. Dill pickles are so easy to make as long as you have an overabundance of cucumbers from your garden, which we always do. I do not have a lovely antique crock to place the pickles in to ferment, so I simply use Mason jars and can the pickles.

(I doubled the below recipe to make 8 jars)

The Ultimate Classic Kosher Dill Pickle Recipe

The Ultimate Classic Kosher Dill Pickle

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/4 cup kosher salt
  • 1 tsp. sugar ( a bit more if you don't like your pickles too terribly sour)
  • 1 Tbsp. black peppercorns
  • 1 Tbsp. coriander seeds
  • 1 Tbsp. red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 3 cups white vinegar
  • 3 cups water
  • 10-12 cucumbers
  • 8-10 garlic cloves, smashed
  • 10 dill sprigs
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PREPARATION

Combine the water, salt, sugar, peppercorns, coriander and red pepper flakes over high heat in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil and remove from heat. Add the vinegar, stir to combine.

Scrub cucumbers to remove any dirt. Remove any tails or pieces of stem and cut in half or quarters or really anyway you like. {I did quarters and rounds slices and thin slices}

Be sure to sterilize your jars and prepare them for canning.

Place 3-4 sprigs of dill in each jar, add a couple cloves of smashed garlic and stuff your cut cucumbers in tightly. Make sure your jar is full.

Pour the hot brine into the jars, making sure to evenly distribute spices. Close all the jars with the lids snug on top of the jars.

Place the filled jars in boiling water for 15 minutes and wait to here the lovely pop.

The Ultimate Classic Kosher Dill Pickle Recipe
The Ultimate Classic Kosher Dill Pickle Recipe
The Ultimate Classic Kosher Dill Pickle Recipe

The great thing with this brine is you can utilize it for any of your garden vegetables! I love to use this brine on cauliflower - oh my stars! SO GOOD! This is perfect for pickling slices of carrots as well. You can brine peppers, jalpenos and of course cucumbers and pickles!

EAT AND ENJOY!

Mine were filled with some sour pucker goodness!