Sweet cucumbers for winter - a great appetizer. The first time I tried them at a party last year and immediately asked for the recipe. Prepare a little at first, but soon regretted it, delicious pickles all cleaned were eaten long before the new year, and so wanted to boast of them at the holiday table. This year, I am sure to do plenty of pots and advise you!
Ingredients for making sweet cucumbers in the winter:
- cucumbers how much will go to the bank
Spices 1 quart
- Leaves horseradish 1-2 pieces
- Umbrellas of fennel 2-3 pieces
- Black pepper 4-5 peas
- allspice 3-4 pea
- bay leaf 3-4 pieces
- garlic cloves 3-5 pieces
For the marinade for 1 liter of water
- Sugar 150 grams
- Salt 40 grams
- citric acid 1 tsp
Pan, glass jars with lids, ladle, brush for washing vegetables.
Cooking sweet cucumbers in the winter:
Step 1: Prepare the cucumbers.
Cucumbers wash thoroughly with a soft brush or sponge cleaning off dirt stuck. Drain and cut the tips - ass on both sides.
Attention: Choose ripe, dense vegetables without damage and rotting or other embarrassing you spots.
Step 2: Harvest sweet cucumbers in the winter.
Be prepared jars by rinsing them and then also sterilized. Do not forget about the cap. Clean dishes - a pledge of blank security.
At the bottom of the prepared jars lay the ingredients. The list shows the approximate number, as twigs, leaves and cloves can be of different sizes. For example, if an umbrella dill large, then put it in the bank is only one, and if small, then it is better to add a couple. Similarly, with the leaves of horseradish, bay leaf and garlic cloves (do not forget to clean them). Black and allspice just need to put on the bottom of the banks, along with other spices and seasonings.
Now place the cucumbers into jars, let the vegetables are close to each other.
Fill the cucumbers in jars with boiling water, cover and allow to stand for so 20 minutes.
Drain the cans of water in the pan at the same time by measuring its volume in order to calculate the right amount of sugar, salt and citric acid.
Put a pot of water on the fire and bring it to a boil, dissolving it in passing the sugar and salt. At the end, add the marinade, citric acid and remove it from the heat.
Hot marinade pour into banks with cucumbers and spices. Close the blank cover and turn them upside down.
As soon as the banks cool, sweet cucumber can be hidden in a cool cellar or refrigerator, and try these cucumbers should be only in the winter, or eat everything and do not notice it.
Step 3: Serve the sweet cucumber.
Sweet cucumber out very tasty, and the marinade from under them gentle and pleasant, so that the bank becomes empty just instantly. Serve them with a side dish or as a snack, add to salads and bravely embarks on a pickle! However, what a lot of words, every woman, and not only knows what to do with tasty pickles.
Tips to the recipe:
- Instead of citric acid, many housewives prefer to use apple cider vinegar.
- For the preparation of sweet cucumbers for winter use only small vegetables. If you still want to prepare large cucumbers, they must first cut lengthwise into several parts, plus they can get very soft and not appetizing crunch.