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Half Sours – Fermented Pickles
On Monday, I introduced you to fermenting pickles with Hungarian Summer Pickles. If you didn’t see that post, I encourage you to go read it now. I talk about fermenting pickles and what to expect there, so I am not going to go all over it again here.
These pickles are similar to the pickles featured on Monday, except that they are fermented slower. They are not placed in the sun, but allowed to ferment in a cool, dark place. I found them also in The Joy of Pickling: 250 Flavor-Packed Recipes for Vegetables and More from Garden or Market I highly recommend that book if you plan on doing any pickling. It is loaded with information of any kind of pickling you might want to try!
Once again, time and yeast does all the work for you! In about a week, you will have some delicious pickles, with hardly any work on your part!
Half-Sours Pickles | Fermenting!
These pickles are fermented instead of pickled with vinegar.
Put the peppercorns, coriander, bay and garlic into a clean quart jar. Pack the jar with the cucumbers so that they don't float adding the dill and the pepper as you do. Dissolve the salt in water and pour the brine over over the cucumbers, leaving 1 1/2 inches of headspace. Push a quart sized freezer bag into the jar and pour some or all of the remaining brine into the bag and seal the bag. Keep the jar at room temperature with a dish underneath for brine seepage.
Within 3 days, you should see some bubbles (I saw mine later that evening!). If scum forms on the top of the brine, skim it off daily and rinse off the brine bag.
The pickles should be ready in about a week. They should taste sour and the tiny bubbles should have stopped rising. Skim off any scum and store in the refrigerator for about 3 days. After that, they should be an even olive-green throughout. They are best eaten within about 3 weeks.
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