At the end of the long summer days, when you are harvesting your cucumbers and you have more than you could possibly eat in a salads, what better way to continue enjoying them for months to come, than by turning them into something as scrumptious as *farmhouse pickles.
A pickled cucumber or pickle in the USA or as gherkins in the United Kingdom is a cucumber that has been pickled in a brine or vinegar solution and left to ferment for a few weeks. The term pickle comes from the Dutch word pekel, which means brine. The word pickle alone almost always refers to a pickled cucumber or in the UK it usually refers to ploughman’s pickle, a chunky chutney-like relish, traditionally served with a ploughman’s lunch.
This pickle recipe is supremely easy. In next to no time you’ll have tasty jars of farmhouse pickles ready for the wintry months ahead, just perfect to add to burgers, cheese and pickle sandwiches and all from your very own garden. (Although if you don’t grow your won, you could just go and buy some cucumbers instead !)
[yumprint-recipe id=’3′]Farmhouse pickles are a marinated pickle made using sliced cucumbers in a solution of vinegar, sugar and spices.
*Also known as Bread and Butter pickles.
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