Tuesday, September 10, 2013

I have had several people ask how to make these dilled green beans so I thought I would share the recipe here.  they are pretty simple to make & the recipe is for one pint--adjust for however much you want to make

Dilly Beans    ( one pint )

2c. green beans, trimmed
1 c. white vinegar
1/ c water
1 garlic clove
1 dill head or 1 sprig of dill
1 bay leaf
1 tsp. pickling salt ( or kosher salt)
Trim the beans to fit into the pint jars ( or whatever you plan to use).  In a non aluminum saucepan combine the vinegar and water & heat to boiling.  While the brine heats, pack the jars or container with 1 garlic clove, 1 bay leaf, 1 dill head, and 1 tsp. of salt.  Pack in the beans, leaving ½ inch head space. Seal—Process for 10 mins.  Cool undisturbed for 12 hours.  Store in a cool dry place.  Do not open jars for 6 weeks to let flavors develop ( that is the hardest part!)
If you make these & don’t preserve them store them in the refrigerator.