Jackie's Pickles

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This is taken from Backwoods Home, an excellent site, well worth your time to look at.

I make my sliced dills by slicing the cukes and soaking them in cold water and 1 cup of salt to 8 cups water overnight. Then, drain off the salt water. Make a vinegar solution by adding 2 c white vinegar to 3 c water. Add 2 Tbsp mixed pickling spices. Bring to a boil. Add the cucumbers and just bring to a boil. I add a bunch of dill to the bottom of each jar while I’m waiting for the cucumbers to heat. Ladle out the cukes and pack into jars. Add another bunch of dill and 2 small red hot peppers or cloves of garlic, if you wish. Have vinegar to cover pickles to within 1/2" of top. Process for 5 minutes in a boiling water bath canner. This makes dandy, crisp dill pickle slices. Don’t overboil your pickles or they will go soft. Work quickly. Good eating.

— Jackie