Kosher Dill Pickles (Hungarian Style)




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My husband loves preparing pickles in summer time and this is the recipe that we often use at home

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Step 1: Method

2 1/2 kg medium sized cucumbers

250 g bread

1 big bunch of garlic

60 g salt

2 L warm water

2 bunch dill

A 3 liter jar (usually at Wholesale Canada, they sell these big jars of sauerkraut, and we saved the jars for cucumber pickles later on)

Wash the dill and cucumbers. Put 1 bunch dill on the bottom of the jar.

Cut half inch off from each ends of the cucumber. Cut 3 lines vertically on them so the salt can better saturate them.

Stack all cucumbers inside jar. Clean and peel garlic – place on top of cucumbers along with the rest of the dill.

Add salt to the warm water – taste it and add as much as you think will be salty enough for you. Pour this water into the jar. Water should be covering the cucumbers. Now put the bread on the top.

Cover mouth of the jar with a small plate. Put the jar outside in the sun. leave it for overnight.

If its really warm 3 days should be enough to ferment. Taste to check if fermentation has been done.

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    5 Discussions


    3 years ago

    So does the fermentation give them a vinegar flavor without adding vinegar? Or is it more of an alcohol flavor?

    2 replies

    Reply 3 years ago

    Fermentation like this gives a tangy flavor similar to vinegar, but fuller, nuttier. Not alcoholic. Most lacto-fermentation (like this) requires a 5% salt brine to make sure that the correct bacteria grows.


    Reply 3 years ago

    its hard to say, it has its own unique taste but def. not alcohol flavor


    3 years ago

    Thank you for this ible! Often good things are simple. I'd like to understand, which role the bread has- is it sourdough bread?

    1 reply

    Reply 3 years ago

    home style bread, almost like french bread or somewhat crusty dinner rolls. you can use regular bread slices (white) as well.