This is a quick and easy recipe for the pickle lover in your family. Here at Happy Acres, my wife is a big fan of them. In years past she had been buying pickles to put on sandwiches, but last year I had one of my ‘I can make that’ moments. So I planted several different pickling cucumbers out in the garden, and when the harvests started rolling in I got busy making pickles!
I use my Benriner mandoline to get slices with an even, consistent thickness. If you have a mandoline slicer it will make short work out of preparing the cucumbers. It may take a couple of tries to get the thickness set like you want it, but after that the slicing goes quickly. I’ve been slicing them just a bit less than 1/8 of an inch thick, but thicker or thinner will work too. When you make them yourself you can make them exactly how you like them!
The recipe makes about a quart of pickles, and can be scaled up or down as needed. You should wait at least a few hours before eating these. They will be even better after 24 hours, and should keep for a month in the refrigerator.