"I have long believed that good food, good eating is all about risk. Whether we're talking about unpasteurized Stilton, raw oysters or working for organized crime 'associates,' food, for me, has always been an adventure."--Anthony Bourdain
8 cups of water 8 cups of vinegar 1 cup pickling salt 1 cup of sugar This is enough liquid for 7 1/2 litres of cucumbers alum and garlic cloves Bring this mixture to boiling and keep boiling while filling jars.
Scrub cucumbers in cold water. Bring jars to a boil and boil 5 min. Place mason flat lids in pot and boil for 2 min. In each jar put 1 clove of garlic in botton and fill with cukes. Pack as many in as you can length wise. Make sure you leave 2 inches free on top of jar. Place large piece of fresh dill and 1 more garlic clove on top of cukes. Put a good pinch of alum on this. Pour boiling mixture in jar leaving 1/2 in space at top. Place lid on and tighten. Let sit for 6 weeks til ready.
This was Uncle Jack's recipe and I have used it for 30 years.
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