|2 cups||Asparagus, pieces or spears|
|½ cup||Boiling water|
|½ cup||White vinegar|
|⅛ teaspoon||Dried dill, if desired|
Combine boiling water, sugar, salt, and pepper, stir to dissolve. Add vinegar. Chill.
Wash asparagus, remove bottom scales. Break at tender part of stalk, cut into 1½" lengths if desired. Blanch in boiling water for 2 minutes (3 minutes for stalks). Immerse in ice water and cool thoroughly. Pack into sterilized pint jars; add garlic clove and dill. Cover with cold pickling solution. Refrigerate and use within two days. Keep refrigerated. Or you can cover with hot picklng solution to within 1" of top and process in boiling water bath for 10 minutes for pints. This recipe makes 1 pint.
Recipe by: Pat Leslie, Home Extension Service Posted to MC-Recipe Digest V1 #408 by Dianne Ward <dianne@...> on Jan 29, 1997.
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