Fast Food Friday – Refrigerator Dill Pickles

My husband is obsessed with dill pickles. He eats them every night, and we go through many jars per month. I have been toying with the idea of doing some preserving (canning. I know. I’m crazy.) and thought that maybe doing something like fridge pickles was a good bridge into it. 

Refrigerator pickles are exactly that… pickles that cure in the fridge. You can eat them after a day and they last for about 2 months in the fridge. 

I looked at various recipes before settling on one I found on Kansas City Mamas. The recipe that I followed precisely is here

It takes no more than 10 minutes to get these babies in the fridge, which is pretty darn fast. The hard part is waiting until the next day to eat them. They remind me of Claussen pickles, and made me feel like a domestic goddess for making my own dang pickles! 








Refrigerator Dill Pickles
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  1. Pickling cucumbers - sliced into spears
Per Jar
  1. 1/4 tsp black peppercorns
  2. dash red pepper flakes
  3. 1 tsp dill seed
  4. 1 clove minced garlic
For Brine
  1. 3 tbsp Kosher Salt
  2. 3 tbsp Sugar
  3. 1 1/4 c. White Vinegar
  4. 2 c. water
  1. Put spices in jars.
  2. Add cucumbers.
  3. Whisk brine ingredients until sugar and salt are dissolved.
  4. Pour brine over cucumbers.
  5. Put lids on jars and refrigerate 24 hours.
Adapted from Kansas City Mamas
Adapted from Kansas City Mamas

7 thoughts on “Fast Food Friday – Refrigerator Dill Pickles

  1. I’ve been toying with the idea of doing a low-salt pickle. Is that an oxymoron? I just love pickles but have drastically reduced my sodium intake over the past year or so…this recipe looks simple and scrumptious! Do you think reducing the salt would be catastrophic to the flavor?

    Thanks so much for linking up at Snickerdoodle Sunday- hope you’ll come back again this week!

    Sarah (Sadie Seasongoods)

    1. I doubt it would do much to the flavor at all! I might bump up some of the other seasonings a bit since salt is such a flavor enhancer. I’m intrigued to find out! Let me know if you try!

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