I am a huge fan of Pickles..dont ask me why..I just am..not one for spicy stuff but Pickles I adore,though only the ones made in Salt..and here in Cyprus I have searched everywhere and have only found Pickles in Vinegar and sugar..which is a whole different ballgame..
SO..I just remembered that I used to make them myself..and actually..they come out even more awesome!I found a used large jar,got myself some Cucumbers and some Salt ..and as easy as one two three…….weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee have great Pickles!
Before I explain the very short and simple procedure,allow me to remind you that Pickles are actually a very important part of our health regime,aiding in digestion enormously,regulating intestinal flora and more..check out this site to learn more : http://www.mitoku.com/products/pickles/healthbenefits.html
Ok..so now here`s how to do it..
1 Jar sterilised in Boiling water,
Depending on the size jar you find :
Cucumbers to fill the jar.
They should be small and firm.
Herbs Optional (I like to use the classic for this which is Dill),Bay Leaf
Piment spice Optional
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Rinse the cucumbers
Fill your jar
Peel a few Garlic cloves and place scattered in jar
Spread some Pepper corns into the jar
Add herbs and chilli peppers(or any other) if you like.
Prepare a sollution of 1 spoon Salt to a cup of Boiling water
and pour into jar filling it to the top.
Pour a thick layer of Olive oil to cover the top
Close your jar hermetically
Place in the terrace/sun on a piece of old newspaper as during the process it may spill.
Leave in the sun for about 2-3 days.Mainly depends on the heat and conditions.
Check that the fermentation has begun but not overdone.
The cucumbers begin to change color.
Place and keep in Fridge.