We have a nice crop of cucumbers this year. More than I know what to do with. I made these on accident actually, the intent was for regular refrigerator pickles but somebody filled the regular bulk container in the natural foods section with a spicy pickling spice mixture. I was disappointed when I got home but I made them anyway and decided I would give them away if they weren’t to my liking. They actually turned out far better than I expected. So much so I will probably make them this way next year as well.
To make these I simply sliced cucumbers and put them in jars until they came up to about a half an inch from the top. I dissolved 1/4 cup sugar in about 8 cups of water then added 2 teaspoons of salt and about 1/4 cup spicy pickling seasoning. I filled 3 jars 3/4 of the way up and topped each of the jars off with vinegar. The pickles will keep in the refrigerator for up to 6 weeks.
These are a great healthy snack and they were very easy to make. A great accompaniment to fresh corn on the cob and grilled chicken or burgers!