There is an opinion that if sterilized cucumbers - they will be soft. This is a mistake, in this process it is important to follow the rules and keep track of time. If cucumbers are not sterilized for long, they will retain their crisp taste and will delight you in the winter. In addition, sterilized cucumbers are beautifully stored in the apartment and the marinade does not cloud.
Today we will prepare for the winter, or rather we will roll up in cans, sweet pickled cucumbers. This recipe is simple to prepare and is suitable for those who are just beginning to cook and make seaming for the winter. All the ingredients for the sweet marinade take on 1 liter of 50 grams: sugar, salt and vinegar.
Take advantage of today's recipe and in the winter you will enjoy crispy snack cucumbers. Their taste is pleasantly sweet, not sour, and many will like it. If not everyone appreciates barrel cucumbers, then tasty sweet pickles will be your favorite.
A few tips when choosing cucumbers: they must be seemingly bright green, fresh and not sluggish. The presence of black spines is welcome, it suggests that cucumbers are suitable for canning. Cucumbers without spines are considered to be salad. Choose more or less even vegetables to make the harvest beautiful and appetizing.
- water - 1 liter;
- cucumbers - 1 kg;
- sugar - 50 grams;
- salt - 50 grams;
- vinegar - 50 grams;
- garlic - 1-2 cloves;
- greens - 3 sprigs;
- bay leaf - 2 pcs .;
- peppercorns - 4-5 pcs.
How to cook sweet pickled cucumbers
We put cucumbers in a bowl and pour them with cold water for 3-4 hours. This procedure will make cucumbers more elastic, especially for those cucumbers that are bought on the market.
While cucumbers are in the water, we will sterilize the jars, fold the spices to the bottom. We need garlic, greens (dill or parsley sprigs), bay leaf and peppercorns. If desired, add a slice of sweet or hot pepper.
Boil water and boil the brine. Pour salt into boiling water, measure sugar and pour it into marinade. Water mix, reduce the heat and pour vinegar. Remove from heat, marinade ready.
We put the washed cucumbers in jars and fill them with hot marinade. Put the jar to be sterilized in a pot of water. Under the jar must put a piece of cotton fabric, so that the glass does not crack in the heating process. When the water in the pan boils, keep the cucumbers for a minute and remove.
We twist the lids and let cool under the "coat".
After 1-2 days, the cucumbers will darken and become as canned in color, this is common. Ready cucumbers will be very tasty and crunchy. The best snack for the winter is ready. Bon Appetite!