Ingredients, Lunch/Dinner, Vegan

Bread and Butter Refrigerator Pickles

Listen to Episode 67: Refrigerator Pickles

Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs cucumbers
  • 1 c sweet onions, very thinly sliced
  • 2 c distilled white vinegar
  • 1 c sugar
  • 2 Tbs pickling spice
  • 1 Tbs pickling salt

Directions:

  • Wash and slice the cucumbers and onions.
  • In a large pot, combine vinegar, sugar, pickling spice, and pickling salt. Bring to a boil, make sure sugar and salt are dissolved.
  • Turn heat down and let cool 3 minutes.
  • Arrange 3 pint jars on counter and put 1/3 c sweet onions in each jar, layering with cucumbers. Pack firmly.
  • Pour the brine into the jar, leaving approximately 1/2 inch headspace. Tap jars gently on countertop to dislodge any trapped air bubbles.
  • Apply lids and let jars cool. When room temperature, place jars in refrigerator. Let sit at least 48 hours before eating.
Ingredients, Lunch/Dinner, Vegan

Garlic Dill Refrigerator Pickles

Listen to Episode 67: Refrigerator Pickles

Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs cucumbers
  • 1 1/2 c apple cider vinegar
  • 1 1/2 c water
  • 2 Tbs pickling salt
  • 6 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 3/4 tsp crushed red pepper
  • 3 tsp dill seed
  • 1 1/2 tsp black peppercorns

Directions:

  • Wash and slice the cucumbers.
  • In a large pot, combine vinegar, water, and pickling salt. Bring to a simmer.
  • Arrange 3 pint jars on counter and put 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper, 1 tsp dill seed, 1/2 tsp black peppercorns, and 2 garlic cloves in each jar.
  • Pack the cucumber slices tightly into the jars.
  • Pour the brine into the jar, leaving approximately 1/2 inch headspace.
  • Tap jars gently on countertop to dislodge any trapped air bubbles.
  • Apply lids and let jars cool. When room temperature, place jars in refrigerator. Let sit at least 48 hours before eating.
Lunch/Dinner

Pittsburgh Salad

Listen to Episode 42: The Pittsburgh Salad Episode

Ingredients:

  • Salad greens
  • Assortment of vegetables
  • Hard-boiled eggs, cooked & quartered
  • Shredded cheese
  • Fries (see Oven Fries recipe)
  • Cooked meat
  • Salad dressing, any

Directions:

  • Salad greens are your choice (bib, iceburg, or romaine lettuce, spinach, etc). Typical vegetables are tomato, cucumber, olives, onion, carrot, celery, and radish.
  • Use 1 hard-boiled egg per salad. Shredded cheese is typically provolone, mozzerella, or cheddar. Meat is usually grilled chicken breast, steak, or shrimp.
  • Assemble in order: bed of salad greens, assorted vegetables, eggs, hot meat, hot fries, cheese, and top with salad dressing.
  • Voila! A Pittsburgh Salad!