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  • Dilled Garlic Green Beans

    Dilled Garlic Green Beans
    1 hour | 45 min prep

    SERVES 20 , 8 cups

    2 lbs fresh green beans
    1 cup white vinegar
    3 cups water
    2 tablespoons pickling salt
    4 sprigs fresh dill
    2 teaspoons dried dill
    6 garlic cloves
    1 dash cayenne pepper (optional)

    Wash and trim beans to fit vertically in pickle jar.

    In a medium pot add water, salt and beans and bring to a boil. Boil for 3 minutes.

    Remove beans, and immerse beans into ice water bath.
    Reserve blanching liquid.

    In the pot of water used to blanch beans, add vinegar, dried dill, 2 cloves of garlic and cayenne pepper.

    Return to a boil, reduce heat and simmer covered for 5 minutes.

    Into hot sterilized pickle jars, place 1 clove of garlic and 1 sprig of dill then pack with beans stacked vertically leaving 1/4 inch headspace.

    Ladel hot pickling liquid into packed jars, leaving 1/4 inch headspace and seal.

    Process in boiling water bath for 10 minutes.

    Store in cool dark place.
    Ready in 2 weeks and keeps 12 months.
    Serve chilled, refridgerate after opening.