Half Sour Pickles

Source: brooklynfarmgirl.com

Ingredients (for 2 Quart-Sized Jars)

  • 5 kirby or other small cucumbers or however many you can fit into your jar. it is okay to slice some of them.

  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander seeds

  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds

  • 1/2 teaspoon black peppercorns

  • few pieces of fresh dill

  • 3 bay leaves

  • 6 cloves garlic minced

  • 1/4 cup salt

  • 6 cups water

  • additional whole coriander seeds and peppercorns to add on top


  1. Wash your cucumbers.

  2. Dissolve your salt in the water.

  3. Grind up all the dry ingredients (coriander, mustard seeds, peppercorns, 2 bay leaves). If you don’t have a mortar/pestle, throw it in a plastic bag and use a rolling pin to crush them.

  4. Put the cucumbers in your jars.

  5. Put the minced garlic in the jars, then ground up spices, then pour the salt water mixture on top. If you have any water left, disregard it.

  6. Add a few pieces of fresh dill on top.

  7. Add in your additional coriander seeds, peppercorns and bay leaf.

  8. Make sure your cucumbers are completely covered in water and close the jars.

  9. Put in the refrigerator. Let them sit for at least 4 days before eating.