State Fair Kosher Dill Pickles
- Yields: About 7 quarts or 14 pints
1Wash cucumbers and remove blossoms : drain, leave whole or cut into slices or spears.
2Combine the Kosher Dill Mix , vinegar and water into a large non-reactive pot. Do not use Aluminum. Bring mixture just to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly until mixture dissolves.
3Pack cucumbers into sterilized jars leaving 1/2 inch of headspace.
4Carefully fill the jars with the hot pickling solution leaving 1/2 inch headspace. With a non-metallic tool remove the air bubbles from the jar and wipe rim clean with a damp cloth. Place hot lid on hot jar, screw band down evenly and firmly.
5Process in a boiling water bath for 5 minutes. After processing, remove jars and set them upright on a towel in a draft-free area to seal. After cool, test each jar for a seal by pressing on the center of the flat, if it does not flex, the jar is sealed.
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Ken Pitman, a perennial blue ribbon canner, placed both first and third in different divisions among a field of contenders at the Illinois State Fair with his first pickling recipe for Mrs. Wages Kosher Dill Pickles.
“I’ve never made pickles before! Mrs. Wages makes it quick and easy. I do like kosher pickles a lot and can’t wait try to Mrs. Wages Zesty Pickles, too!”
Mrs. Wages Safety notes:
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