2. In a large pan, combine two litres of water, 4 oz of salt, and
1 and a half litres white vinegar (5%). Bring the mixture to a boil
until all the salt is dissolved.
3. In each sterilized jar place: one large sprig of dill weed, 1
medium jalapeño pepper (sliced length-way), 3 cloves garlic, 1/2
teaspoon black peppercorn and if you like a couple of baby onions as
they will pickle with the cucumbers and add a new flavour.
4. Wash the cumbers in cold water and fill your jars with
cucumbers and a few baby onions. (Previously washed in cold water)
and Pour the hot vinegar mixture into the glass jars to within 1
inch of top.
5. Seal the glass jars and store out of the light for at least 2
What is a Pickled Gherkin?
A pickled gherkin is made from a particular type of cucumber
known as a West Indian or Burr Gherkin (Cucumis anguria). The Garden
Cucumber (Cucumis sativus) produces much larger fruit than the Burr
Gherkin. Pickled Gherkin has largely become the generic name for
both pickled gherkin and pickled cucumber.
What is a Cornichon?
Cornichons are sharp tasting French pickles made from gherkins
pickled with vinegar and tarragon. They are not expensive to buy
already in usually in glass jars. They traditionally accompany
Some advice on Glass Jars
an acid and will react with certain materials, so leave some vinegar in the pickle
jar over night to see if will take the pickling challenge.
Metal lids will go
rusty with vinegar so place some plastic wrap between the jar and the lid when
you seal them.
Kilner glass jars make excellent air tight storage for all types
of pickled recipes. Glass Jars can also be re used for other pickled