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Stage 1 -
Wash the 500 g fresh gherkins thoroughly.
Stage 2 -
Brush each gherkin under running water to remove all the little "bristles" and give it a smooth surface.
If you don't have a suitable brush, or if you prefer, you can use my grandmother Jeanne's method: rub them with the corner of a tea-towel.
Stage 4 -
Cut off any remaining stalks from the gherkins.
Stage 5 -
Rinse again, then dry with a tea-towel.
Stage 6 -
Put the gherkins in a bowl with 300 g
for 3 hours to draw off some of the juice.
Note: contarary to popular belief, there is no need to soak them any longer than this, as they will start to dry out.
Stage 7 -
After this time, discard the salty water and rinse the gherkins...
Stage 8 -
...and soak them for 1 hour in a bowl of cold water. We do this so that the gherkins will not be too salty.
After one hour, drain the gherkins and dry them on a tea-towel.
Stage 9 -
Pour 1 sprig
and a few peppercorns into the bottom of the jar you are going to use.
Stage 10 -
Fill the jar with gherkins and cover with cold white vinegar (there's no need to boil or even heat it).
Seal the lid and leave to mature for a month before eating. Remarks
You can use a different vinegar if you prefer, but if you do not use white vinegar, your gherkins may take on an unusual colour.
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman ( change to a man). How much will it cost? Note : These prices are only approximate
Source According to the lady on the market who sold me gherkins. More recipes?This recipe use (among others)
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