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Tatiana's Dill Pickles

This delicious dill pickle recipe is courtesy of Tatiana Sorokko.

  • yield: Makes one 64-ounce jar of pickles

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Ingredients

  • 3 cloves garlic, halved
  • 4 allspice berries
  • 1/2 bay leaf
  • 1 thin slice red jalapeno chile, seeded
  • 3 fresh dill flower or 3 sprigs fresh dill
  • Kirby cucumbers (just long enough to fit in jar), preferably organic, washed and dried
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 1/4 tablespoons Russian grey salt
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Place 1 clean 64-ounce jar right side up on a rack in a boiling-water canner. Fill the canner and jar with hot water, about 1-inch above the top of jar. Boil jar over high heat for 10 minutes. Remove and drain hot sterilized jar. Place jar on a wire rack set over a rimmed baking sheet.

  2. Step 2

    Fill another large pot with water and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce to a simmer and add clean lid. Simmer lid for 10 minutes; do not boil, as this may cause problems in sealing jar. Drain lid and set aside.

  3. Step 3

    Place 2 cloves garlic into sterilized jar, along with allspice berries, bay leaf, jalapeno slices, 2 sprigs flowering dill, and enough cucumbers to snugly fit into jar. Bring 8 cups water to a boil in a large pot over high heat. Add enough boiling water to jar to fill to the very top of the jar (you may not need to use all the water); let stand for 10 minutes. Drain water from jar.

  4. Step 4

    In a large saucepan, combine 6 cups water, sugar, and salt. Bring to a boil over high heat. Add remaining clove of garlic, remaining sprig of flowering dill, and vinegar. Remove from heat and pour into jar until filled to the very top of the jar (you may not need to use all the liquid). Tightly screw on lid; invert jar, making sure that it does not leak, and cover with a towel. Let stand overnight to cool.

  5. Step 5

    Transfer pickles to refrigerator until ready to use, up to 6 months.

Source
The Martha Stewart Show, October Fall 2008

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Reviews (39)

  • 31 Jul, 2011

    Can't believe I am the only one to review this recipe.
    Well I grew my own M.S. heirloom pickling cucumbers/ fantastic! Unfortunately I made Tatiana's pickles, what a waste of time. This recipe had no flavor. What a dissapointment that M.S. doesn't test their guests shows recipes.

  • 28 Oct, 2008

    Look at comment from previous post. The next batch I will increase more of vinegar, salt, surgar garlic and dill. Also I added on top of garlic cloves, some minced garlic right from a jar I had. They really are getting better and if anyone wants to stick with it, just triple or quadruple recipe and keep adding for taste. I am disappointed that Martha could say in front of her fans (who will go out and spend money for these ingredients) that these were good, she knows they were not!!.

  • 28 Oct, 2008

    Well, I tried this again because I'm convinced I can do this. I stayed with the basic recipe and instead added 3 tb of Vinegar, 3tb of sugar, and 4 tb of salt. Added a lot more dill and garlic. I also looked at a jar of supermarket pickels and saw they added crushed peppers and mustard seed. I sprinkled that in too. They now tasted like a little stronger than a mild pickel, instead of flavored cucumber as I wrote before. I have excceded my space so will continue on next entry.

  • 26 Oct, 2008

    I am very very disappointed in this recipe. They are like a cold cucumber...not a pickle! Rather than throw them out I added a couple cups of vinegar and some sugar and a few more spices and have again let them sit to cool and will refrigerate and try in a week. Don't make these! Must say this is the first recipe that has disappointed me.

  • 22 Oct, 2008

    I found a 64 oz jar at a store called "The Christmas Tree Store" It's like a "Five and Dime" About the recipe, I made this and even added extra garlic and dill. It tastes like a crunchy flavored cucmber not a dill pickel one would expect. I am going to try and modify the recipe with more spices. Has anyone else actually made this and what are your thoughts? Any ideas how to make this better, different spices etc.?

  • 21 Oct, 2008

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  • 21 Oct, 2008

    The recipe calls for a 64-oz jar ... the one suggested by the web address is 12-oz. To get to the 1/2gallon jar, the link is: http://www.specialtybottle.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD

  • 19 Oct, 2008

    Thanks!

  • 19 Oct, 2008

    Jars are from SpecialtyBottle.com - widemouth 1/2 gallon jars

    http://www.specialtybottle.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD

  • 19 Oct, 2008

    Martha stated that she would post the source for the pickle jars on line. I couldn't find it and am also interested in finding out how to obtain the jars.

  • 19 Oct, 2008

    Where do you find the piickle jars?

  • 18 Oct, 2008

    Is the amount of vinegar correct? It does not seem like enough.

  • 17 Oct, 2008

    Do you find the Russian grey salt in a regular grocery store? I've never noticed it.

  • 17 Oct, 2008

    I TOO CONTACTED O.BERK. "PACKAGING" IS CORRECT IN REGARD TO THE DISCOUNT AND OF COURSE YOU SHOULDN'T USE PLASTIC LIDS WITH FOAM LINERS WHICH IS WHY THEY ALSO OFFER ALTERNATIVES WHICH WILL SUIT YOUR NEEDS. MAYBE IF JESSCROW DID SOME RESEACH THEY WOULD HAVE LEARNED ABOUT THIS.

  • 17 Oct, 2008

    On the Martha Stewart show today, Martha said that she would let us know where to get the jars-on her web site. Has anyone found out where to order these wide mouth-large jars?

  • 16 Oct, 2008

    Where can I buy the jars?

  • 16 Oct, 2008

    I found that Tatiana a.k.a "The Pickle Lady" has a website - www.tatianaskitchen.com - where it appears she'll offer her pickled goods. YUM! Where is the best farm for cucumbers in CA? Any thoughts?

  • 16 Oct, 2008

    I found

  • 16 Oct, 2008

    Well "packaging" you must work at O.berk? As someone who has experience with pickling I went to the site and found out that you sell plastic lids with foam liners for these jars. You can't use these for this you will ruin your pickles especially with heat involved! This forum is for us who like the show stop putting post that mislead us so you can make a buck! I'll be using the other company I noticed on these comments.

  • 16 Oct, 2008

    I called O.Berk Co 908-851-9500 and asked if I could get a discount for glass jars
    and caps because I seen O.Berk's name on Martha Stewarts web page. And I did. Also, check www.oberk.com.

  • 16 Oct, 2008

    I called O.Berk Co 908-851-9500 and asked if I could get a discount for glass jars
    and caps because I seen O.Berk's name on Martha Stewarts web page. And I did. Also, check www.oberk.com.

  • 16 Oct, 2008

    I called O.Berk Co 908-851-9500 and asked if I could get a discount for glass jars
    and caps because I seen O.Berk's name on Martha Stewarts web page. And I did. Also, check www.oberk.com.

  • 16 Oct, 2008

    I called O.Berk Co 908-851-9500 and asked if I could get a discount for glass jars
    and caps because I seen O.Berk's name on Martha Stewarts web page. And I did. Also, check www.oberk.com.

  • 16 Oct, 2008

    Not the same jar honey. The link to the company that Tatiana mentioned on the show is on this here site where you can find out about the products seen on the show.

  • 16 Oct, 2008

    I CONTACTED THE CUSTOMER SERVICE DEPARTMENT AT O.BERK AND MENTIONED THE MARTHA STEWART SHOW AND I RECEIVED A SPECIAL DISCOUNTED PRICE. WHEN CALLING MENTION THE 64 OZ ECONOMY JAR. THEIR PHONE NUMBER IS 908-851-9500

  • 16 Oct, 2008

    You can get them at www.specialtybottle.com I think someone else posted a link to them further back in the comments which is how I found them.

  • 16 Oct, 2008

    You can get them at www.specialtybottle.com I think someone else posted a link to them further back in the comments which is how I found them.

  • 16 Oct, 2008

    You can get them at www.specialtybottle.com I think someone else posted a link to them further back in the comments which is how I found them.

  • 16 Oct, 2008

    You can get them at www.specialtybottle.com I think someone else posted a link to them further back in the comments which is how I found them.

  • 16 Oct, 2008

    Where can you get the jars? And - Can you cut the cukes or do you have to leave them whole?

  • 16 Oct, 2008

    Try this they look delicious

  • 16 Oct, 2008

    I called Oberk after spending 10 min just describing what I was looking for only to find out they are more expensive. I just called Specialty Bottle took me 2 min to order and they were less expensive!! Should have called them first so glad that the pickle lady recommended them. Now that I know about them I'm currently coming up with ideas for the holidays.

  • 16 Oct, 2008

    Does anyone know where you can get Kirby cucumbers? I have called every grocer and specialty grocer in my area an nobody carries them. Can you order them over the internet?

  • 16 Oct, 2008

    You should be able to find these jars and caps by going to www.oberk.com
    or call (908) 851-9500. Ask for customer service.

  • 16 Oct, 2008

    I found it instantly by typing "64 oz glass jar" into the search box at Specialty Bottle's site. The product ID code is : GAL1/2F.

  • 16 Oct, 2008

    previous poster did not look thoroughly. This particular jar IS on this website under Gal Jars and Jugs

  • 16 Oct, 2008

    I went online to Specialty Bottle Co. and they do not have a 64oz. glass jar as shown and suggested by Martha and her website.