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Cossack Dill Pickles - Kvasheniy Ogurky Kazzakiy recipe

5 ea Garlic cloves bruised
8 ea Dill sprigs chopped
1/4 tsp Alum or 3 cherry leaves
1 c Coarse salt
16 ea Peppercorns
5 lb Cucumbers small unwaxed
4 qt Water
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Soak the cucumbers in ice water for 5 minutes. Scald a gallon size glass jar in boiling water. Place the cherry leaves or the alum in the bottom of the jar. make a layer of cucumbers on the jar, add a few of the garlic cloves & some of the dill. Do this until all is used. Bring water to a boil then add the salt and pour over the cucumbers. Cover with a plate and sit it in a dark, cool place to ferment. These pickles will be ready in 10-12 days. It is important to not put a tight lid on the jar!

Cuisine: Russian
Source: Dr. Donald Houston, Larisa Lenkova, Kyiv-Ukraine, circa 1995
Recipe category: Appetizers > Vegetables, Pickles

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