How to Make Salted Cucumbers

Four Methods:Salting with a cooked pickleSalting with a cold pickleSalting without a pickleSalted cucumbers in 5 minutes

Green cucumbers enhanced with the flavors of dill and garlic are so tasty! During the harvest season, salted cucumbers are a great way of using up a big harvest of cucumbers. They go really well with crisp young potatoes grown at the same time. There are various different ways to salt cucumbers, and different methods are outlined here for you to try, allowing you to discover the one you like the most.

Ingredients

  • Cucumbers
  • Green grocery and dill
  • Currant leaves
  • Radish leaves
  • Black pepper
  • Salt

Method 1
Salting with a cooked pickle

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    Place a jar on the counter. On the bottom of the jar, layer some dill, garlic, currant leaves and radish leaf.
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    Place the cucumbers in the jar tightly. Do not force in so many that you crush them though.
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    Make a pickle.
    • Boil water with salt and a few grains of black pepper. Do not put too much salt.
    • Take a proportion: 2 tablespoons of salt on 1 liter of water.
    • Cool the pickle a little, then pour it into the jar.
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    Leave the jar in a warm place. A day later, the salted cucumbers will be ready.

Method 2
Salting with a cold pickle

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    Pour cold pickle over the cucumbers in a jar. Then leave it in the kitchen. You will have good crispy salted cucumbers after 2 days.
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    When cucumbers are ready, cover them and put into a fridge.

Method 3
Salting without a pickle

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    Cut cucumbers lengthwise into two pieces and place in a bowl.
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    Peel a few cloves of garlic. Crush the cloves.
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    Chop the dill.
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    Put the garlic and dill with the cucumbers.
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    Salt the mixture and mix it by hand, so that all ingredients are well-balanced. Put the mixed cucumbers in a polythene bag and tie it, pre-releasing all the air.
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    Leave it for an hour. After an hour, the salted cucumbers are ready.

Method 4
Salted cucumbers in 5 minutes

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    Slice cucumbers in two or four pieces, or chop across in large chunks.
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    Put the slices or chunks in a plastic container with a lid.
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    Chop some fresh dill, a few cloves of garlic and a piece of radish root. Put the chopped ingredients in with the cucumbers.
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    Salt the contents of the container. Then close tightly with a lid.
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    Strongly shake the container for a couple of minutes. Your salted cucumbers are ready.

Tips

  • These vegetables must be salted in glass jars, kegs or glass-lined pans. Do not use an aluminum cookware when making salted pickles.

Things You'll Need

  • Jar
  • Polythene bag or container with lid
  • Cutting board and knife
  • Saucepan (where relevant)


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