I love pickles. All types kinds and flavors. Pickled peppers, beans, okra, onions, carrots... really all of it. When I was a kid I used to hallow out dilled pickles and stuff them with cheddar cheese. Weird but really good! These pickles are cut thick for snacking on and they have quite a kick - so watch out and adjust for your taste.
I was at a party and one of my friend who is from the New Orleans area brought some pickles that she had made by re-pickling dilled pickles. They were soooooo good. I took her basic recipe and added my own touch. Unfortunately (being my first time) my measuring consisted of a little of this and a little of that but I don't think you need to be exact here. This may be my year to pickle so look for more upcoming pickling ideas! enjoy!
spicy icebox pickles by ann west
14 - 20 pickling cucumbers sliced thick
(cut the ends short and toss them - no one ever eats the ends)
1 onion sliced thin
4 - 8 cloves garlic
4 or so jalapenos cut thick (optional, this is if you like them with a real kick)
1/2 jar tabasco sauce
white vinegar to cover
1-2 tsp dried dill
3 or more cups sugar
1/4 cup or more salt
fresh ground pepper
Mix it all together. The sugar will take some time to dissolve. I stirred often until it had dissolved. Taste the marinade and make your adjustments. Then stuff the pickles into jars with liquid to cover. Refrigerate for 2-3 days. They make fun gifts for friends. enjoy!