Tiny French Sour Cucumber Pickles

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Better Than Store-Bought: Authoritative recipes that most people never knew they could make at home

By Helen Witty and Elizabeth Schneider

Published 1979

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If you can find (or grow) tiny cucumbers (or gherkins, even harder to find in the market or in seedsmen’s catalogues), a bounteous supply of these choice pickles can be yours at the cost of very little effort. Cornichons command astronomical prices in fine-food shops, so the low cost of your cornichons is an added incentive to making them.

If you have a garden, plan to grow a pickling variety of cucumber (catalogues identify these), and pick them when they are about an