Slow Pickles

Preparation info
  • For

    3 or 4

    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      20 min

Appears in
New York Cult Recipes

By Marc Grossman

Published 2013

  • About

Here is a recipe for traditional salt-water pickles like the ones made by The Pickle Guys on the Lower East Side of Manhattan and served in most New York delis and diners. Feel free to adjust the mix of spices to your liking.


Brine Ingredients

  • 500 ml (17 fl oz/2 cups) distilled water + as much as necessary for soaking


The Brine

In a saucepan, bring the distilled water and salt to the boil. When all the salt is dissolved, remove from the heat and cool. This can be done in advance.

The Cucumbers

Wash the cucumbers and remove the blossom ends (as opposed to the stem ends). Unless your cucumbers have just been picked, soa