Perhaps nowhere like cucumbers, as in Russia. What a meal without salt cucumber with its magnificent flavor and a wonderful aroma? Not coincidentally, the most common form of domestic preparations — a canning cucumbers for winter. Thus, you save the palatability of the vegetable in the long term.
There are many recipes for how to cook delicious pickles. Surely, each family has its favorite recipe tested for years. But why not try something new? For example, the Korean pickles, cucumbers in Bulgarian, as the salted cucumbers in winter, cucumber sliced ??cucumbers to tomatoes, cucumbers with red currant, cucumber «Nizhyn» shops. There are three types of cucumbers for pickling: 3-5 cm — pickles, 5-9 cm — gherkins, 9-12 cm — Zelentsy. Cucumbers preserved in a glass jar under the iron lid.
One of the secrets to successful canning cucumbers for winter — select suitable varieties for canning. Otherwise, even with all the technology requirements of your cucumbers will not have to please their elasticity and excellent crunch. Peel the embryos must be solid, and preferably in the «pimples». The best way to preserve the winter freshly picked cucumbers. After all, even with a small storage quality greatly deteriorates. Selected cucumbers thoroughly washed and poured into 4-6 hours in cold water. It is advisable to change during the soaking water two or three times. So you get rid of the bitterness, expel excess air from cucumbers. After soaking, rinse the cucumbers well, you can with a soft brush.
Select the appropriate recipe for canning cucumbers and strictly abide by it. We try to offer a version of the recipe: Umbrellas of dill, garlic, bay leaf, peppercorns, horseradish leaves at nalichii- currant and lay on the bottom of the banks put the washed cucumbers on top. Pour boiling water and leave for 15 minutes, after which the water in the drain pan and bring to the boil again, meanwhile adding banks sugar, salt and vinegar 9%. After boiling, pour water and cucumber roll jar.
Banks and the cover must be thoroughly sterilized, because cucumbers are very picky. Often packaging cloudy with a delicacy and explodes. Remember that banks pour boiling brine should be carefully, in small portions to warm the bottom and walls of the banks. When filling jars set on a dry board or paper. Finished bank should turn upside down, cover with a blanket and put in a warm place until it cools down. Keep canned pickles in a cool place (cellar, storage room, basement).