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Market Burger Pickles

Recipe adapted from Jason Lage, Market Burger, Purcellville, VA

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Market Burger Pickles

Recipe adapted from Jason Lage, Market Burger, Purcellville, VA

Yield: 5 cups

Cook Time: 5 minutes, plus 1 hours cooling time

Ingredients

1½ cups rice vinegar

4 tablespoons granulated sugar

2 tablespoons kosher salt

1 teaspoon dried red pepper flakes

2 whole cloves

2 bay leaves

1 tablespoon yellow mustard seeds

3 medium cucumbers, thinly sliced

1 small yellow onion, thinly sliced

3 cloves of garlic, peeled and sliced

1 bunch fresh dill

Directions

1. In a small saucepan set over medium-high heat, combine the rice vinegar, ¾ cup water, the sugar, salt, red pepper flakes, cloves, bay leaves and mustard seeds and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally, until the sugar dissolves, about 2 minutes. Cover the pan and remove from the heat. Set aside for 30 minutes.

2. In a sterile 5-cup glass jar, place the cucumbers, onion, garlic and dill. Set aside.

3. Place the saucepan over medium-high heat again and return to a boil. Pour the liquid over the cucumber mixture and set aside to cool completely, then cover and refrigerate until chilled. Refrigerate for up to 6 days.

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