I think this is the busiest time of year for any gardener. As the summer winds down, we have to get everything put up for winter – currently that consists mostly of squishing tons of tomatoes into various jars and running the canner for hours every day.
I try to mix of what I am making, so it doesn’t become too tedious – today it’s crushed tomatoes.
But before I move over to the kitchen to get those going, I want to share my fast and easy recipe for these Jalapeno Garlic Dill Pickles. It’s a riff on one of the most popular recipes here on the blog – my Refrigerator Garlic Dills. This is another un-canned pickle that keeps crunchy and fresh tasting for months in the fridge.
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You can vary the spiciness by how many peppers you add to each jar. Jalapenos can be unpredictable – sometimes they are very mild, other times downright fiery – right from the same plant. The only way to be sure is to taste each one, by cutting off a tiny piece and trying it. Or – if you are making these for people who love spicy food, it won’t matter and you can shove 3 or 4 of them in each jar.
Since I plan to share these with family, including the grandkids, I didn’t make them terribly spicy – just a couple peppers in each jar – enough for a nice bite, but the littles will still enjoy them.
I’ll make some Refrigerator Pickled Hot Peppers for the rest of us. It’s a good thing we bought a really huge fridge a couple years ago – I think the whole bottom shelf will be filled with pickles before the month is out.
So – let’s get these going! I think canning jars are easy to find just about everywhere, but you can get them on Amazon if you like: Wide Mouth Canning Jars. I also like to use these plastic lids on my pickles: Wide Mouth Storage Lids, though I was out of them when I made this batch. Keeping the metal bands on the jars in the fridge for a long time tends to make them rust, which means they aren’t as reliable when you go back to use them for canning.
And then – in two weeks, you have amazing, jalapeno-y goodness!
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