Quick Russian pickles

    1 day 30 min

    These cucumbers with apples only need one day for souring in natural brine without vinegar. This is a very quick recipe, you can prepare and eat these after only one day. It is best to use salt without iodine for pickling.

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    Serves: 20 

    • 1 head of garlic
    • a few sprigs of dill
    • a few springs of parsley
    • 5 blackcurrant leaves
    • 1 teaspoon black peppercorns
    • 2 green apples
    • 1kg small pickling cucumbers
    • 2L water
    • 3 tablespoons fine salt without added iodine

    Prep:30min  ›  Extra time:1day pickling  ›  Ready in:1day30min 

    1. Layer garlic, herbs and black pepper in a large jar or a glazed or enameled pot. Cut apples into quarters. Place apples and cucumbers into jars.
    2. Bring water to the boil, add salt and stir to dissolve.
    3. Pour hot brine over the cucumbers. Let stand 12 to 24 hours at room temperature, then store in the refrigerator.

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