What is the least expensive way to make your favorite pickles? Do you have a favorite type of pickle; and you cannot replicate the taste in your homemade pickles? Do you have some room in your refrigerator for a bunch of pickles?
To make refrigerator pickles you make your own brine. You bring the brine to a boil and dip the slices of cucumber in the brine. Instead of making your own brine, take a jar of pickles in which you have eaten all the pickles but still have all the brine left. Cut up enough cucumbers to refill the jar. Be sure to use freshly harvested cucumbers that have not been dipped in wax. Make the pieces no bigger than 3/8 of an inch thick.
Bring the brine to a boil in a saucepan. Dip the pieces of cucumber in the boiling brine. Put the pieces in the now empty jar which will start to heat up the jar. When the jar is full of dipped pieces, pour the heated brine which should have boiled for about five minutes on top of the pieces of cucumbers. Replace the lid on the jar. Allow the pickles to cool to room temperature. Refrigerate them. In about two days, they should be ready to eat.