Easy Peasy Dilly Beans
makes 1 quart
1 ¼ c. white vinegar
¼ c. white wine vinegar
1 ½ c. water
2 T. sea salt
1 lb. green beans (or enough to fill jar)
5 cloves garlic, lightly crushed
1 t. mustard seed
1 t. dried red pepper flakes
5 heads fresh dill
Rinse and slice ends off green beans; set aside. Measure vinegars, water, and salt into a saucepan and bring just to a boil; reduce heat to simmer. Fill a clean quart jar with green beans; measure in remaining ingredients (garlic, mustard seed, dried red pepper flakes, and dill). Carefully pour or ladle brine into the jar and cap immediately. Allow the jar to come to room temperature, then place it in your fridge. Keep chilled for at least two weeks before serving; best when pickled for a month!
We opened our first jar of these last night, and they are delicious! If you prefer a little less heat, use a smaller measure of the red pepper flakes. Because these are refrigerated, they do not require processing in a water bath (which is why they are easy peasy). :)
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