Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Canned Dilly Beans

(makes 4 pints)

2 lbs green beans
1 tsp pepper flakes or whole dried pepper (one per jar)
16 cloves of garlic, peeled
heads dill
2.5 C Water
2.5 C Vinegar
1/4 C sea salt

Put beans in clean jars

Add flakes or dried pepper, garlic and dill.

Make brine by combining last three ingredients and bring to a boil.

Pour boiling hot brine over beans, leaving ¼ inch head space.

Wipe and adjust caps.

Boil in hot water bath for 10 minutes.

Turn off the heat, let jars sit for 10 minutes.

Cool in a draft free area and test lids to see if they are sealed.

Mark cleans the freshly-picked beans.

Jaimie preps green beans by cutting off ends.

A clean table carefully arranged with supplies and ingredients (and healthy snacks!) makes everything go smoothly. Note the beautiful bunch of fresh dill!

ready to seal in summer goodness!


Anonymous said...

Hey, have not been by in a while -- great to see this

Emily said...