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Pickle me Paleo

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created August 17, 2012 at 10:36 PM

Anyone have some great Paleo pickle recipes? I love love love pickles, dilly beans, and pickled carrots!!!

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on August 18, 2012
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Bay leaves you can buy in the store. And peppercorns too.

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They grow in gardens. Like in my parents' garden.

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This sounds great, but where do you find all of those leaves?

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Ooooh - me too - and the easier the better!

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The most important part of making pickles is the brine. Here is the brine recipe from my country:

  1. dill umbrellas (when dill grows too tall and starts blossoming, its blossoms look like umbrellas) - that's why they call them dill pickles

  2. black current leaves

  3. horseradish leaves

  4. peeled (not cut) garlic cloves

  5. whole black peppercorns

  6. sour cherry leaves

  7. bay leaves

  8. salt

  9. water

Also, when you put those cucumbers in a jar to be fermented - cover the bottom with horseradish leaves. Put all the cucumbers vertically, so they are very tight. Make sure to put other leaves, garlic and spices in between cucumbers.

My mom cuts the tops of cucumbers a little bit so the brine penetrates better.

You don't have to keep it out for 10 days. You can eat them when they are partially salted.

According to tradition, the cucumbers are fermented in an oak barrel. First those cucumbers are put in a barrel, then the barrel gets sealed off. Through a tiny opening on top the brine is poured into the barrel and then that opening is sealed too.

Then the barrel is put in a cool place to ferment. In some villages the barrels are lowered to the bottom of a shallow lake.

58d456f4c4d551a697e65ada8c32ad4f

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on August 18, 2012
at 03:41 PM

This sounds great, but where do you find all of those leaves?

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

(15515)

on August 18, 2012
at 05:40 PM

They grow in gardens. Like in my parents' garden.

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

(15515)

on August 18, 2012
at 05:41 PM

Bay leaves you can buy in the store. And peppercorns too.

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