What is the secret of crispy pickled cucumbers: what to prepare the marinade from

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How to make crispy pickled cucumbers for the winter. Source: Pexels

It is very important to make the right marinade to keep the pickled cucumbers firm and crispy. Therefore, in addition to spices, salt, and vinegar, be sure to add chili ketchup. It will give the vegetables a very rich flavor and aroma. At the same time, the texture of the cucumbers will be perfect.

The idea of cooking crispy pickled cucumbers for the winter with ketchup was published on the Instagram page of food blogger Vitalina with the nickname vitala_foodblog. You only need 5 ingredients for the marinade.

Recipe for crispy pickled cucumbers with ketchup

Ingredients for the marinade for 5-liter jars:

  • 7 glasses of water
  • 1 cup of vinegar 9%
  • 2 tbsp. l salt
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 6-8 tbsp. l. chili ketchup

Method of preparation:

Cucumbers for the dish

1. Put the ingredients for the marinade in a saucepan.

2. Boil for 5 minutes.

Adding spices to the jar

3. Put 1 clove, 1 allspice, and 2-3 black peppercorns on the bottom of a clean jar.

Adding water

4. Cut off the ends of the cucumbers on both sides and place them in a jar.

Adding salt

5. Pour the hot marinade over the cucumbers, sterilize for 10 minutes, and tighten the lids.

Adding ketchup

6. Zucchini can also be preserved using the same recipe by cutting them into 1 cm thick rings.

Adding marinade

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