valiant171 New Reader
8/23/11 9:29 p.m.

Hey guys and gals

Since you have helped me with my S.O's saturn oil consumption and electric dog fences... I figured I would ask the experts:

Can I make refridgerator pickles with out sugar... I hate sweet pickles!

But, it looks like this pickling process (i have done some research) requires sugar to make the chemical process work.

So show me your recipes please!

Btw it looks I will have 4 qts of cukes to pickle. And I have fresh dill, onion and horseradish.

Thanks guys and gals

Toyman01 SuperDork
8/23/11 9:32 p.m.

Don't have a recipe, but dill pickles aren't sweet. I think they use vinegar and alum.

DoctorBlade Dork
8/23/11 10:16 p.m.

U of W Guide to Pickling

You don't need sugar, but you have to be careful to avoid Listeria. Food Poisoning isn't fun.

friedgreencorrado SuperDork
8/24/11 2:56 a.m.

Please recall that many older recipes were actually crafted by our ancestors to preserve food before the advent of refrigeration. IIRC, pickling is one of those techniques.

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