Sweet and Tangy Cucumber Pickles


Preparation info
  • Yields 1 cup , enough to serve


    as a crunchy nibble.
    • Difficulty


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By Barbara Tropp

Published 1982

  • About

This is a bright and crunchy Hunanese pickle, full of tart sweetness and full of fire. Its celadon gleam and brisk crispness will enliven a whole array of foods, from cold Chinese noodles to leftover roasts to a hamburger freshly sizzling from the grill.

  • Choose absolutely firm cukes, solid feeling from tip to tip. I prefer the common, seeded sort for this condiment, though you may also use the smaller variety of Kirby pickling cucumber.
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