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Solar Pickles

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Serves 48 | Prep Time 20min | Cook Time 5 min

Why I Love This Recipe

My grandfather was always looking for recipies for interesting pickles. Most of the time he found them in newspapers. He would make them and give them away to his friends and family. This is one of those recipies. I make them every summer and they are great.

Ingredients You'll Need

48 small cucumbers
Dill Weed
1 Clove Garlic
1 Quart Vinegar
3 1/2 cups water
3/4 cup Salt
1 Tbl Pickling Spice
2 Slices Dark Rye Bread


Layer cucumbers and dill weed alternately in 1 gallon glass jar until it is filled. Add Garlic. Combine vinegar, salt, pickling spice, and water in a saucepan. Bring to a boil. Pour over cucumbers. Place bread on top. Seal with lid. Let stand in full sun for 3 days. Remove and discard bread. Store in refrigerator.

Questions, Comments & Reviews

I asked my Mom the same thing. She thought it has something to do with the bread causing the pickles "to work" like they do in a crock. All I know is that they turn out great.

What purpose does the bread serve for these pickles? Sounds good!

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