Fermented Swedish Cucumber

Preparation info
  • 2 litre

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By Asa Simonsson

Published 2019

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Fermenting cucumbers can be a challenge. This is because they are very watery and their pectin gets broken down very quickly, often leaving them mushy. The best cucumbers to use are small English hothouse cucumbers or Kirby cucumbers. Kirby cucumbers are usually small so you can pickle them whole, which prevents them from going mushy. Another way of preventing them from getting too soft is to add something high in tannin that will reinforce the pectin in the cucumbers. This can be done by a