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 Iraqi Cucumber Pickles Recipe

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Iraqi Cucumber Pickles Recipe Wed, 03/26/08 3:46 PM (permalink)
Let me share this cucumber recipe,it's absolutely the best pickles you will ever prepare!


1 gallon glass jar
40-45 fresh, firm cucumbers 1-1.5 inches thick, 5-6 inches long
7 sprigs fresh dill
12 cloves garlic, sliced
6 bay leaves
3 hot chili peppers
1 Tsp allspice
½ gallon warm water
Sea salt


1. Place 13 cucumbers on the bottom of the jar.
Make sure to arrange them in an organized manner.

2. Over the layer of 13 cucumbers add the following spices:
1 chili pepper, 4 cloves garlic, 2 bay leaves.

3. Repeat this process of layering nine cucumbers and then adding
exactly the same amounts of spices until the jar is almost full.

4. Add 1 Tsp ground allspice.

5. Add warm water and sea-salt in the following manner:
for each cup of warm water add 1 heaping Tsp of sea-salt.

6. When the water is just ½ an inch below the top of the jar
add the sprigs of dill so that they are on top of the cucumbers.

7. Close the jar and put it on a flat plate in a place that gets sun.

8. Wait 3-4 days until the color of the cucumbers turns to khaki green.

9. Enjoy the most delicious cucumbers pickles you will ever eat.

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