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When preparing pickled cucumbers for the winter "Nostalgia", not everyone knows the real recipe for making salty-sweet, sour cucumbers of the Soviet era. Preservation of cucumbers alone or together with tomatoes is similar in taste and has a pleasant, spicy aroma. Pickles are prepared with sterilization, but no less tasty vegetables are obtained without sterilization.
What is so special about the dish?
The blank has some peculiarities. Medium-sized cucumbers are canned, after cutting off the tails, usually in liter jars. From the spices used a lot of herbs, allspice and mustard seeds. The balanced use of salt, sugar and vinegar gives a unique taste.
For a liter jar you will need:
- 650 grams of cucumbers;
- clove of garlic;
- 3 allspice peas;
- a sprig of dill with an umbrella;
- on a leaf of currant and cherry;
- half a leaf of horseradish;
- a teaspoon of sugar, mustard seeds and salt;
- dessert spoon bite;
- 300 milliliters of water.
Step-by-step recipe for pickled cucumbers "Nostalgia"
This recipe calls for sterilization, so a container of hot water should be prepared. Cover the bottom of the dish with a napkin to avoid damage to the glass container..
Pour cucumbers with cold water, after three hours, wash the fruits thoroughly, cut off the tails, pour clean water for another two hours. Wash the leaves with dill, dry, remove the garlic from the shell.
Sterilization of seaming cans
Wash cans with detergent, rinse well with running water. Sterilize over steam for ten minutes. An oven or microwave is also suitable for these purposes.
Cucumber stacking and seaming
Put herbs, peppers, garlic and mustard in jars. Place cucumbers on top. Boil water with salt and sugar, add vinegar, pour the fruit with ready-made marinade. Sterilize for five minutes, roll up, cover until cool.
Method without sterilization
Cucumbers "Nostalgia" can be cooked without sterilization. To do this, use a double fill. Glass containers are filled with seasonings and fruits in the same way as with sterilization. Then proceed as follows.
The contents of the jar are poured with boiling water, covered with a lid, and kept for 15 minutes. Pour salt and sugar into the drained water, boil for a couple of minutes, pour in vinegar. Cucumbers are poured with the resulting marinade, the container is immediately rolled up, covered with a warm blanket for a day.
Canned cucumbers "Nostalgia" with tomatoes
These cucumbers are also covered with tomatoes. It's just that some of the cucumbers are replaced with small, dense-skinned tomatoes.
The canning method is suitable for both sterilization and double pouring.
We serve the workpiece to the table
In winter, such a preparation will come in handy both on weekdays and on holidays.
At the festive table, this is an irreplaceable snack, and on weekdays there is nothing better than cucumbers and tomatoes served with potato dishes - mashed potatoes, fried, stewed or baked.
Despite the fact that the housewives close the cucumbers bought at the market or in the store for the winter, the fruits grown in their country house, of course, are better. But since not everyone has such an opportunity, the purchased vegetables are pre-soaked in cold, spring or purchased water. After this action, the cucumbers in the workpiece will be crispy.
Rules and duration of storage of blanks for the winter
In order for pickled cucumbers to be stored for more than one winter, the cooled twist is lowered into the basement, cellar, or placed in a cool room, where direct sunlight does not penetrate. In such conditions, the workpiece can stand two years. Salted fruits can be safely eaten, provided that the lid is not swollen.