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To make cucumber pickles, trim the blossom end from cucumbers and either slice or keep whole, then pack tightly into jars containing garlic, dill seed and red pepper flakes. Bring vinegar, water and salt to a boil, and then add to the jars, leaving half an inch free at the top of each. Tap the jars


For crisp, briny pickled garden cucumbers, use a cold pickling or quick pickling technique. For home cooks with little time, pour a heated pickling mixture over sliced cucumbers and serve when room temperature. A longer preparation involves a cold pickling technique where a cold pickling liquid is p


The English cucumber is a variety of cucumber that is longer, thinner and milder in flavor than regular cucumbers. This variety contains far fewer seeds than other cucumber varieties and has a smooth, thin skin. Although they do contain tiny seeds, they are sometimes called seedless cucumbers.


To make The Chic Site's sweet overnight pickles, combine 1 2/3 cups white-wine vinegar, 2/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar and 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, and use the mixture to cover 2 cups sliced cucumbers, 1/2 a thinly sliced red onion, 1 tablespoon whole peppercorns and 2 tablespoons torn dill sprig


Taste of Home provides a creamed cucumbers recipe that calls for cucumbers, green onions, hot pepper sauce and spices. The recipe requires one hour and 15 minutes to prepare and yields 10 to 12 servings. AllRecipes.com also publishes a creamed cucumbers recipe.


To make easy, quick sweet pickles, you need one to two pounds of fresh cucumbers, cider vinegar, sugar, salt, sweet onions such as vidalia and spices, such as turmeric, powdered mustard and all spice. Variations use rice vinegar and other aromatic spices, including celery seed coriander, bay, cloves


To make a flavorful cucumber salad, combine sliced cucumbers with a vinegar-based dressing or a creamy dressing. Whichever type of dressing you choose, start by placing sliced cucumbers in a strainer, tossing them with a pinch of salt and letting them sit for 20 minutes to draw out excess moisture.


A simple cucumber salad recipe on EatingWell.com involves slicing cucumber into thin pieces, then tossing them with toasted sesame seeds through a dressing of rice vinegar, sugar and salt. Simple cucumber salad recipes are also available on other food websites such as FineCooking.com, FoodNetwork.co


Food Network has simple and easy-to-follow recipes from two of its shows. Both Emeril Lagasse and The Kitchen's recipes use beets, but Emeril Lagasse's is a more sophisticated take on the dish.


A simple recipe for pickled eggs uses a dozen hard-boiled eggs, 4 cups of vinegar, 1 teaspoon salt, 2 chopped, medium-sized onions, 1/3 cup sugar and 1 tablespoon pickling spices. Minus the eggs, boil all ingredients together for 5 minutes, then pour over eggs.