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I LOVE pickles. Love. I think I may have some sort of sodium deficiency or something.

Anyway, I was at Big Lots with my mom one day and she found a jar of pickles in the clearance bins outside of the entrance. She held it up to me and said, “50 cents for pickles? You can’t beat that!” And I can’t turn down pickles. I ate most of the jar and decided to experiment with reusing the brine.

50 cents!

How I ‘made’ my pickles:

  1. Slice cucumber up as thin as you like.
  2. Spread on a plate or cookie sheet and sprinkle liberally with salt.
  3. Let sit for an hour or five.
  4. Put slices in jar and place in refrigerator.
  5. Wait at least 24 hours to enjoy your delicious crispy pickles.

The salt sucks the water out of the cucumber which will in turn allow the cucumbers to soak up the brine.

Salty cucumbers:

Here are my pickles!

my pickles

You can see my pickles at the top and the store bought ones at the bottom. Mine totally look way better. Now we’ll see how many times I can reuse the brine before something goes awry.


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