When it comes to summer, my mom and I love going to our neighborhood farmer’s market and picking up pickling cucumbers to make refrigerator pickles. It can be a struggle to find a great dill pickle recipe, we’ve gone through quite a few and unfortunately some have tasted pretty bad (as I imagine Aunt Bee’s did)!
On Monday, my mom and I lucked out when actor Patrick Fabian of AMC’s “Better Call Saul” stopped by one of our favorite TV shows, Hallmark’s “Home & Family” to share the secret to making delicious sour pickles this season. Cristina even said she ate an entire jar of Patrick’s pickles on the way home because they were so good! Thankfully our friends at the “Home & Family” show share the recipe and video segment with us, so you can make actor Patrick Fabian’s pickles as early as today!
H&F tune in: Home & Family airs weekdays at 10 am ET/PT on Hallmark Channel.
Actor Patrick Fabian’s homemade pickle recipe as seen on Hallmark’s “Home & Family” Show! PS: Scroll down for the video below!
• Persian cucumbers
• Fresh dill
• Fresh garlic clove
• Dried Dill Seed
• Fresh Jalapeno
• Pickling Spice
The cold bath is a ratio of 1 to 1 to 1. (Maybe times four for two big Mason Jars)
– One Cup Apple Cider Vinegar
– One Cup water
– One Tablespoon Kosher Salt
Bring cold bath to a boil, turn off.
Slice into quarters or halves 12-15 Persian cucumbers In a clean Mason Jar, put in…
1-1/2 cloves of garlic (sliced or chopped, I prefer sliced)
5 shakes of a Dried Dill Seed. (About 2 Tb)
A one inch slice of fresh Jalapeno cut in half
2-3 tbsp of pickling spice (see below)
Stuff cubes into jar accompanied by lots of sprigs of fresh dill. Couple more shakes of Dried Dill Seed.
A topping off with more pickling spice.
Pour the cold (now hot) bath over the cucumbers.
Seal the lid, wipe the jar down and stuff in the back of the fridge for 3 weeks.
Discover three weeks from now and smile.
Pickling Spice: Any type pickling spice you like will work (in a pinch, I like Morton & Bassett’s Pickling Spice from San Francisco). However, if you have the time and inclination, buying and mixing the following always brings a one-of-kind quality to each batch. (I’m heavy on the All-Spice, Turmeric & Cinnamon)
Dried red chilies Coriander Cumin
Black Pepper All-Spice Cinnamon
Bay Leaves Brown Mustard Yellow Mustard Cloves Turmeric
Video: Watch actor Patrick Fabian of AMC’s “Better Call Saul” show Cristina Ferrare how to make delicious homemade pickles on Monday, March 21, 2016!