Preparation info
  • Makes

    6 pints

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Hoppin' John's Charleston, Beaufort & Savannah: Dining at Home in the Lowcountry

By John Martin Taylor

Published 1997

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In warm years, you can grow green beans in the lowcountry for ten months. Try to use very fresh, young beans for this recipe. Taste the beans, and if they feel furry in the mouth, blanch them for a moment or two before beginning. This pickle is very easy to make.


  • 3 pounds tender young green beans, trimmed at the stem end
  • 6 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 6 flowerh


Pack the beans into 6 sterilized pint jars, then add a garlic clove and a flowerhead of dill to each jar. Combine the remaining ingredients in a nonreactive saucepan, bring to a boil, then pour into each jar to within ¼ inch of the rims. Run a plastic spatula handle or a chopstick around the inside of