Dilled Zucchini Slices

sobota, 15 lutego 2014

Dilled Zucchini Slices

Time: 5 hrs

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs zucchini
  • 1/2 cup pickling salt, divided
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 2 teaspoons celery seeds
  • 2 teaspoons mustard seeds
  • 2 1/2 cups cider vinegar
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 heads fresh dill
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 4 garlic cloves

Directions

  • 1 Wash zucchini and cut into thin lengthwise slices.
  • 2 Cover with 1 inch water and 1/4 cup salt.
  • 3 Let stand for 2 hours.
  • 4 Drain thoroughly.
  • 5 Place celery seeds, and mustard seeds in a spice bag.
  • 6 Add spice bag to the water, vinegar, sugar and remaining 1/4 cup salt.
  • 7 Bring mixture to a boil.
  • 8 Pour hot brine over zucchini slices and allow to stand for 2 hours.
  • 9 Bring all ingredients to boiling point and cook for 5 minutes.
  • 10 Place zucchini slices and brine into 4 clean and hot pint jars, leaving 1/4 inch head space. To each jar add 1 head dill, 1/4 tsp cayenne, and 1 clove garlic. Seal.
  • 11 Process for 10 minutes in a boiling water bath.

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