These crisp pickles from Jane Reslock Feist, a mom in Mandan, North Dakota, don't require canning tricks.



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  • In a colander set over a medium bowl, toss cucumbers, onion, and celery stalks with 1 1/2 teaspoons salt. Set aside to drain, 30 minutes, tossing occasionally. In a small bowl, combine sugar, vinegar, celery seed, and mustard seed; stir until sugar is dissolved.

  • Divide cucumber mixture among clean jars or airtight containers, and pour vinegar mixture over. Refrigerate at least 8 hours (or up to 2 weeks).

Reviews (9)

314 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 55
  • 4 star values: 70
  • 3 star values: 99
  • 2 star values: 77
  • 1 star values: 13
Rating: 4 stars
Changed this recipe around a bit as the amount of sugar was a tad overwhelming for my taste. While I did the 2 cups of sugar, I added to the recipe 1 extra cup of seasoned rice vinegar. I placed it all in a big jar, but added a sliced Habanero pepper to the jar. The sweet of the sugar, the sour of the extra vinegar and the spiciness of the Habanero pepper made these a hit at home!
Rating: Unrated
After reading the other reviews, I was concerned about dissolving the sugar especially since the organic seems less willing. After I became bored with whisking the concoction, I placed the liquid in a large jar and shook it for some time. The pickles were a hit with my son and husband. Plus, the celery tasted good despite my reservations.
Rating: 4 stars
I made this tonight. I came out w/ a bit more cucumber than I anticipated, but it's better than too little. I also added a good splash of regular vinegar early on, to help dissolve the sugar. It worked out great, because I had little left at the end. The trick is to fill the jar 1/3 of the way w/ the cucumber mix, then add a ladle of liquid, finish w/ more cucumber, then liquid. Helps keep the air bubbles out. Add some dill (1 tsp/jar), a thin slice chili pepper, or pepper flakes for heat.
Rating: Unrated
Tastes great! How long will they keep in the fridge?
Rating: 5 stars
These turned out really well! The pickles are slightly sweet, but the celery taste balances it out so that the sweetness is not overwhelming. I had no problem with the sugar dissolving since I whisked it for several minutes, and I did not combine the vegetables with the liquid until they were in the pint-sized jars. I made appx. 4 pints. Yum!
Rating: Unrated
Are these sour pickles or sweet pickles? Thanks
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Pickles turned out very well......the trick is to heed the recipe directions "stir until sugar is dissolved"...........hylca
Rating: Unrated
How did your refrigerator pickles come out? It's been over 2 weeks now and I was wondering how they tasted and if you used too much sugar as it was pooling at the bottom of the jars. Also, you needed more liquid to fill the jars - how did you handle that? Thanks very much for your feedback.
Rating: Unrated
I am waiting on these in the fridge now, but I must say that I had to use 2 x the amount of liquid mixture. I wonder if there is too much sugar? There is sugar itting on the bottom of all the jars. I hope it dissolves.... I'll keep you posted!