6/13/14

How To Make Pickled Green Beans Without Canning: Refrigerator Pickled Green Beans


Want a fun weekend project? How about making pickled green beans? This idea came to me because I've been getting quite a few bags of green bags from Washington Green Grocer {great service and well worth the $$}.

There are a zillion recipes for pickling green beans and just as many recipes for refrigerator pickled green beans. I did not want to follow any of them :) Look at me: such a rebel.

I just wanted to makes something up and see how that will go.

How To Make Pickled Green Beans Without Canning: Refrigerator Pickled Green Beans

Ingredients
green beans, ends snipped
white vinegar
salt
sugar
black mustard seeds
cumin seeds
red pepper flakes
garlic cloves, peeled


Directions
1. Fill a clean jar snuggly with green beans.
2. Pour enough vinegar to cover the beans.
3. Pour out the vinegar into a small pan and add sugar and salt to taste. Bring the mixture to a boil and pour back into the jar with the beans adding the rest of the ingredients.
4. Tightly close the jar and let it cool. Refrigerate the green beans for at least a few days.



Thoughts:
This method is awesome because you don't really need to measure anything.
OMG the beans came up super vinegary and spicy.
Next time, I will use 2/3 part vinegar and 1/3 part water.

These are awesome as a snack, added to Bloody Mary or to a tuna or an egg salad.


Have you done any refrigerator pickling? What's your to go recipe?

Have a great weekend!

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