Dillicious Dilly Beans!

6 Sep

Hello all!  This post was meant to be up last week but with Irene causing all sorts of problems here on the East coast I am finally getting around to it today!

So, my last post was about pickles and this post is about a pickling experiment that actually turned out well. When I was out in California 3 years ago for my nephews wedding we went on a winery tour and not only was there great wine but lots of yummy treats.  One of those treats was spicy pickled green beans-they were delicious! My nephew keeps threatening to send us some or bring them when he visits but has yet to do so. When I was making the pickles I decided why not try it with green beans and just add some red-hot pepper flakes?! And they are great! Now, I know that some of you are wondering why didn’t I just go buy them? Well, I couldn’t find them anywhere in New Jersey until, of course I decided to make them myself.

Dillicious Spicy Dilly Beans

Basically, use the same recipe as the pickles but use pint Mason jars and green beans. I used about 1/4 teaspoon of red pepper flakes and they were only slightly hot, I would use more next time.  I also didn’t cook the green beans and got different opinions on whether I should or not, about 50/50. My next batch I’m going to blanch them for about 2 or 3 minutes, it just depends on how crunchy you want them. They are a great addition to an appetizer spread, game time munchie or added to a martini or bloody mary!

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2 Responses to “Dillicious Dilly Beans!”

  1. Cathie September 7, 2011 at 5:22 pm #

    Sounds Good Stina

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  2. Main Street Musings September 7, 2011 at 6:16 am #

    The pickles were picklelicious! Can’t wait to try the beans!

    Like

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