Home Pickled Cornichons
Cuisine: Turkish
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Serves: 2.5kg
  • 3 litre container with lid
  • 2.5 kg baby gherkins washed well and ends finely trimmed
  • ½ tea glass 50 ml lemon salt or citric acid
  • 1 cup salt without iodine
  • Vinegar, pref white, approx 1 litre
  • 1.5 bulbs garlic, cloves separated and peeled
  • Cooled boiled or filtered water, approx 1 litre
  1. Place gherkins in container with garlic distributed around
  2. Add vinegar until the container is filled half way
  3. Add in the salt
  4. Add the lemon salt or citric acid
  5. Top up with the cool water
  6. Put lid on and gently turn around
  7. Place in handy spot and cover with a towel
  8. Turn daily for two days
  9. Taste them and tweak as you wish. At this point you can add more salt or a little sugar if desired
  10. Leave two more days if you have added anything, turning as before
  11. Store in a dark place once done
Recipe by Seasonal Cook In Turkey at http://seasonalcookinturkey.com/home-pickled-gherkins/