Yield: 32 Servings
|2 pounds||Green Beans; Trimmed|
|4||Fresh Dill; Heads|
|1 tablespoon||Red Pepper Flakes; Optional|
|2½ cup||White Vinegar|
Pack beans, lengthwise, into hot hars, leaving ¼-inch head space. To each pint, add ¼ ts. cayenne pepper, 1 clove garlic and 1 head dill. Combine remaining ingredients and bring to boiling. Pour, boiling hot, over beans, leaving ¼ inch head space. Remove air bubbles with a chopstick. Adjust caps. Process pints and quarts 10 minutes in boiling water bath. Yield: About 4 pints.
NOTES : Delicious, and an excellent gift. Great on a relish tray with Pickled Sweet Red Peppers. I omit the cayenne pepper from this as our family doesn't like spicy foods very much. Also - and this is IMPORTANT - these need to mellow for at least a month or two (longer is better) to develop the best flavor. If you open a jar right away you will think they are too salty and/or vinegary!
Recipe by: The Blue Book, Ball Corp.
Posted to MC-Recipe Digest V1 #777 by teech <teech@...> on Sep 09, 1997